Symposium on Climate and Work

November 17, 2022 - 9:00 AM - November 18, 2022 - 5:00 PM
University of Oregon, Ford Alumni Center
1720 E 13th Ave, Eugene
Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute, University of Oregon

Bandon's shoreline. /Photo by Sonja Peterson.

On Thursday Nov. 17 and Friday Nov. 18, the University of Oregon's Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute will be holding a symposium called "The Futures of Work: Climate and Lifeways in the Pacific Northwest." This event will take place in the Ford Alumni Center on campus (1720 E 13th Ave in Eugene). The PNW Just Futures Institute is a regional platform and partnership between leaders from the UO’s College of Arts and Sciences and College of Design, alongside the University of Idaho (Moscow, ID), Whitman College (Walla Walla, WA), Heritage University (Yakama Indian Reservation), and community organizations. This collaborative is a seedbed for applied, publicly engaged research that addresses the intertwined issues of racial inequality and climate crisis in innovative ways.

About the event:

"The Futures of Work symposium will include two days of dynamic conversations examining the past, present, and most importantly futures of labor in the Pacific Northwest. The symposium will include presentations from community partners working on the frontlines of climate and environmental justice as well as from faculty, staff, and students from Whitman College, University of Idaho-Moscow, Heritage University, and University of Oregon. It will include site visits to UO’s Zero Waste program and millrace canal. Keynote presentations from executive director of Resilient Force and author of the forthcoming book The Great Escape: A True Story of Forced Labor and Immigrant Dreams in America, and Juliet Schor, economist and sociologist at Boston College and this year’s Wayne Morse scholar."

The symposium is free but space is limited and will fill on a first come, first served basis. Light refreshments, lunch, and a Thursday evening reception will be offered. Full symposium schedule coming soon. For more information, go here.