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American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting - November 16, 2018

On November 16, 2018, at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Jose, CA, LiKEN Associate Director, Julie Maldonado, will be a roundtable presenter, for Resettlement as an Act of Cultural Survival: An Update from Isle de Jean Charles Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribal Leaders and Partners.

American Folklore Society Meeting - October 20, 2018

On October 20, LiKEN Associate Director, Mary Hufford, presented a paper at the American Folklore Society Meeting: “Feasting on Time’s Body: Reflexive Commensality as Narrative Ecological Practice.” Part of a panel entitled “Sensate Worlds: Perception and Power from Multi-Species Perspectives,” the talk explored the ways in which our speaking recovers the points of view of more-than-human others, ways that become accessible to us when we reflect together on the meanings of words for local things, and their sensory impacts.

Press Release: Kinder Morgan: Utica Marcellus Texas pipeline - October 17, 2018

On October 17 2018, Craig Williams (Program Director, KY Environmental Foundation), published a press release about the decision by the Kinder Morgan company to abandon the Utica Marcellus Texas pipeline project. Over several years, Craig was a key leader in a cross-sectoral collaboration for public education and dialogue about the proposed hazardous liquids conversion project that would have crossed KY. This resulted in a wide alliance of local governments, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations, including Boyle, Madison, Clark, Garrard, Marion, and Rowan Counties, the cities of Danville, Richmond, and Junction City, and Lexington/Fayette County Government. Institutions and economic organizations included Eastern Kentucky University, Madison County Schools, Berea College, Blue Grass Area Development District, Danville/Boyle County Economic Development Partnership, and the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Citizens’ groups collaborating with KY Environmental Foundation, included Danville’s Citizens Opposed to the Pipeline Conversion, the Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition, Kentucky Heartwood, Kentucky Resources Council, and the Allegheny Defense Project.

Harlan County, USA - Coal Mining in Appalachia Discussion - October 16, 2018

On October 16, 2018, Betsy and UCSB History professor, Alice O’Connor, hosted a discussion about the history and future of coal mining communities in Appalachia following a screening of Barbara Kopple’s Oscar-winning documentary, Harlan County, USA (1976) at the Carsey-Wolf Center

“Is there a Post-Coal Future for Appalachia?” - October 15, 2018

“Is there a Post-Coal Future for Appalachia?”, an in-depth discussion on October 15th, 2018 with LiKEN Executive Director, Betsy Taylor, for students and faculty on workers’ rights, energy justice, and economic transition in Appalachia.

Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Energy Justice in Global Perspective - October 15, 2018

On October 15 2018, As part of the Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Energy Justice in Global Perspective at the University of California/Santa Barbara, the Blum Center hosted.

Do we think the U.S. system is corrupt or “rigged?” - October 5, 2018

On Friday October 5, 2018, LiKEN hosted a civic conversation for journalist Sarah Chayes, at Good Foods Co-op, in Lexington, KY, as a forum for participants to discuss their perception and experience of whether the United States is a rigged or corrupt system and to informally propose changes, supports, or restrictions. This dialogue is part of a new book that Sarah is researching and writing.

Online Seminar: Social Research Methods with Future Generations University - September 2018

In September, Mary Hufford and Julie Koppel Maldonado began working to develop an online seminar in Social Research Methods with Future Generations University in Franklin, WV. Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, FGU offers a Master’s Degree in Applied Community Development for students seeking to lead community change in places around the world as well as in Appalachian communities, and Tribal communities in the United States. The course will go online in February 2019.

Developing Culture(s) of Preparedness: The Important Role of Culture in FEMA’s Strategic Plan - September 20, 2018

On September 20, 2018, LiKENeer Julie Maldonado was a featured presenter in the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) webinar, Developing Culture(s) of Preparedness: The Important Role of Culture in FEMA’s Strategic Plan (2018-2022)

Pine Mountain Settlement School Fair Day - September 8, 2018

On September 8, Deborah Thompson represented LiKEN at the Pine Mountain Settlement School Fair Day where She talked with community people about their special places and field-tested participatory mapping methods to document the assets of Harlan County from their perspective. It was a wonderful day of meeting people and talking about what Harlan County means to them.

Lehigh Valley cultural survey - August and September 2018

Mary Hufford conducted fieldwork for a Lehigh Valley cultural survey, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Jump Street. The survey documented practitioners of traditional arts that structure and express human relationships to nature and the land, including beekeeping, fly tying, turkey calling, wildcrafting, spinning, and community gardens. These are practices found throughout the Appalachian region and beyond, with potential for subregional and ethnic variation. How do the practices within Appalachian subregions register ecological and historical differences? How, through the transmission of such practices, does the land continue to engage new generations and immigrant communities in cultivating ecological citizenship?

Moving from Social Risks and Resilience - August 2018

In August 2018, Julie Maldonado was an invited facilitator at the International Network on Displacement and Resettlement convening in Oaxaca, Mexico. August 2018. The panel, Moving from Social Risks and Resilience: Informing a Flexible Adaptation Process for Displacement and Resettlement, considered how to look at risk beyond physical vulnerabilities and displacement to understand what is needed to build and support the resilience of displaced populations.

30th Symposium of the International Council on Traditional Music Study Group on Ethnochoreology - July 29 - August, 2018

LiKENeer Deborah Thompson traveled to Szeged, Hungary last July 29- August 3 for the 30th Symposium of the International Council on Traditional Music Study Group on Ethnochoreology, where she presented a paper as part of a panel titled, The Politics of Dance, Representation, and Identity in Appalachia, USA . The paper was titled “More than Black and White: Negotiating the Anglocentric Underpinnings of an Appalachian Folk Dance Team. It was fascinating to meet other dance scholars from around the globe who were addressing issues of identity: race, class, gender, ethnicity; the politics of culture as well as nationalism and representation.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) How We Respond - July 2018

In July 2018, LiKEN Associate Director, Julie Maldonado participated in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) How We Respond working session in Washington, DC, July 2018. How We Respond is a new communication initiative to highlight how communities are actively and effectively responding to climate change at the local, state and regional levels, and to demonstrate the critical role of science and scientists in informing these activities.

Transition Revenue & Investment Solutions Forum - July 11 & 12, 2018

Betsy Taylor, LiKEN Executive Director, was a participant in “Transition Revenue & Investment Solutions Forum” July 11 & 12, 2018 in Bozeman, Montana, sponsored by the Headwaters Institute. The forum convened experts from diverse sectors and geographic locations to collaborate on learning, discussion and brainstorming in a convivial and ‘low-pressure’ environment. The participants worked to identify promising transition revenue and investment approaches to mitigate the negative impacts of transition in coal-dependent local economies.

US Climate Action Network - June 27 - 29

LiKENeer Mary Hufford participated in the US Climate Action Network meeting in Spokane, WA. This annual meeting brings together climate advocates from all over the United States to bring grassroots organizations into alignment in order to ameliorate the effects of climate change on the most vulnerable communities. The far-reaching effects of climate change are represented in the 175 plus diverse organizations that make up the network, including faith-based organizations, labor networks, environmental justice communities, and organizations focused on public policy, to name a few.

Displaced by Climate: The Intersection of Science, Law & Policy - June 20, 2018

LiKENeer Julie Maldonado delivered the keynote address at Displaced by Climate: The Intersection of Science, Law & Policy, The Collider, Asheville, NC. National and international climate law, policy, and science experts will gathered to discuss how climate displacement has, and will increasingly continue, to affect the U.S. Attendees had the opportunity to discuss the particular challenges vulnerable communities such as indigenous peoples are facing and how they are affected disproportionately by climate change. Press release: https://mountainx.com/blogwire/collider-discussions-to-explore-climate-change-related-community-displacement-on-june-20/

Dialogues all the Way Down: Speech Genres as Matrices of Social and Ecological Renewal - May 18, 2018

LiKEN Associate Director, Mary Hufford, delivered talk, “Dialogues all the Way Down: Speech Genres as Matrices of Social and Ecological Renewal,” for symposium on Cultural Sustainability, University of California, Santa Barbara, May 18, 2018.

Protect Film Screenings - May 2018

In May 2018, LiKENeer Julie Maldonado hosted screenings of Protect www.protectfilm.org, a living document of the caravan of Indigenous and other community organizers at the forefront of work for a just transition from toxic to clean energy – May 17, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA May 18, University of California/Santa Barbara, CA May 19, La Casa de la Raza, Santa Barbara, CA

Alan Dundes Public lecture in Folklore: Witness Trees Revolt: Folklore’s Invitation to Narrative Ecology - April 2, 2018

Mary Hufford Presented the Alan Dundes Public lecture in Folklore: “Witness Trees Revolt: Folklore’s Invitation to Narrative Ecology” University of California, Berkeley. April 2, 2018. This public lectures honors the memory of Alan Dundes, who founded the program in folklore at the University of California, Berkeley.

Rising Voices: Collaborative Science With Indigenous Knowledge For Climate Solutions - April 10- 12, 2018

In April 2018 Rising Voices: Collaborative Science With Indigenous Knowledge For Climate Solutions, April 10-12, 2018, Duluth MN 6th Annual Workshop Rising Voices: Collaborative Science with Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Solutions “Rising Together: Mobilizing and Learning from Local Actions” Linking movements for a moral economy & livable communities, 5:00-7:00 pm, February 25, 2018, LiKEN office, 1815 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington KY Group discussion & panel: Danielle Brian, Director, Project on Government Oversight (POGO). POGO is a premier national watchdog organization investigating corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest to achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical government www.pogo.org; Arnold Farr, Professor, UK Philosophy, is a local organizer for the Poor Peoples March; Linda Kaboolian is a sociologist with the Harvard School of Public Health and a national consultant with labor unions; Craig Williams, Program Director, KY Environmental Foundation, was awarded the 2006 Goldman Prize for his key role regionally and internationally in the campaign to safely dispose of the world’s stockpile of chemical weapons. He is currently working on the Kinder-Morgan pipeline.

Narrative Ecology

In 2018, folklorist and LiKEN Associate Director, Mary Hufford, continues to explore Appalachian forest commoning as an aspect of what she calls “narrative ecology:” the study and stewardship of socio-ecological systems that depend on genres of storytelling for their reproduction. She January through May, as Visiting Professor of Folklore, UC Berkeley, Hufford taught two courses: 1) an undergraduate course, “Ecocritical Fairytales,” an approach to the classic fairy tales that explores evolving attitudes toward nature (especially the forest), and the human body (especially bodies of women) over the past four centuries, from the Grimms and Perault, to modernrevisions by Disney, Dreamworks, Sondheim, Angela Carter and others; and 2) a graduate seminar, “Theories of Traditionality and Modernity,” which explored the emergence of public folklore in the late 20th century, and its continuing development as a praxis of the commons.

Knowledge Commons and the Restoration of Time: Toward a Colloquy of Appalachian Forests - February 23, 2018

LiKENeer Mary Hufford Participated in “Knowledge Commons and the Restoration of Time: Toward a Colloquy of Appalachian Forests,” paper presented for Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference session “Seeing the Forest By Its Trees: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Appalachian Forests.” Feb. 23, 2018, UKY Lexington, KY.

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On November 16, 2018, at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Jose, CA, LiKEN Associate Director, Julie Maldonado, will be a roundtable presenter, for Resettlement as an Act of Cultural Survival: An Update from Isle de Jean Charles Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribal Leaders and Partners.

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On October 20, LiKEN Associate Director, Mary Hufford, presented a paper at the American Folklore Society Meeting: “Feasting on Time’s Body: Reflexive Commensality as Narrative Ecological Practice.”  Part of a panel entitled “Sensate Worlds: Perception and Power from Multi-Species Perspectives,” the talk explored the ways in which our speaking recovers the points of view of more-than-human others, ways that become accessible to us when we reflect together on the meanings of words for local things, and their sensory impacts.  

On October 17 2018, Craig Williams (Program Director, KY Environmental Foundation), published a press release about the decision by the Kinder Morgan company to abandon the Utica Marcellus Texas pipeline project. Over several years, Craig was a key leader in a cross-sectoral collaboration for public education and dialogue about the proposed hazardous liquids conversion project that would have crossed KY. This resulted in a wide alliance of local governments, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations, including Boyle, Madison, Clark, Garrard, Marion, and Rowan Counties, the cities of Danville, Richmond, and Junction City, and Lexington/Fayette County Government. Institutions and economic organizations included Eastern Kentucky University, Madison County Schools, Berea College, Blue Grass Area Development District, Danville/Boyle County Economic Development Partnership, and the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Citizens’ groups collaborating with KY Environmental Foundation, included Danville’s Citizens Opposed to the Pipeline Conversion, the Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition, Kentucky Heartwood, Kentucky Resources Council, and the Allegheny Defense Project.

On October 16, 2018, Betsy and UCSB History professor, Alice O’Connor, hosted a discussion about the history and future of coal mining communities in Appalachia following a screening of Barbara Kopple’s Oscar-winning documentary, Harlan County, USA (1976) at the Carsey-Wolf Center

On October 15 2018 (flyers available in this folder) As part of the Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Energy Justice in Global Perspective at the University of California/Santa Barbara, the Blum Center hosted.

On October 15, 2018, “Is there a Post-Coal Future for Appalachia?”, an in-depth discussion on October 15th, 2018 with LiKEN Executive Director, Betsy Taylor, for students and faculty on workers’ rights, energy justice, and economic transition in Appalachia.

On Friday October 5, 2018, LiKEN hosted a civic conversation for journalist Sarah Chayes, at Good Foods Co-op, in Lexington, KY, as a forum for participants to discuss their perception and experience of whether the United States is a rigged or corrupt system and to informally propose changes, supports, or restrictions. This dialogue is part of a new book that Sarah is researching and writing. Flyer here

In September, Mary Hufford and Julie Koppel Maldonado began working to develop an online seminar in Social Research Methods with Future Generations University in Franklin, WV.  Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, FGU offers a Master’s Degree in Applied Community Development for students seeking to lead community change in places around the world as well as in Appalachian communities, and Tribal communities in the United States.  The course will go online in February 2019.

On September 20, 2018, LiKENeer Julie Maldonado was a featured presenter in the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) webinar, Developing Culture(s) of Preparedness: The Important Role of Culture in FEMA’s Strategic Plan (2018-2022), September 20, 2018 https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSFEMA/bulletins/20b967c

 

On September 8, 2018, [photos in this folder] On September 8,  Deborah Thompson represented LiKEN at the Pine Mountain Settlement School Fair Day where She talked with community people about their special places and field-tested participatory mapping methods to document the assets of Harlan County from their perspective. It was a wonderful day of meeting people and talking about what Harlan County means to them.

In August and September, Mary Hufford conducted fieldwork for a Lehigh Valley cultural survey, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Jump Street.  The survey documented practitioners of traditional arts that structure and express human relationships to nature and the land, including beekeeping, fly tying, turkey calling, wildcrafting, spinning, and community gardens. These are practices found throughout the Appalachian region and beyond, with potential for subregional and ethnic variation.   How do the practices within Appalachian subregions register ecological and historical differences? How, through the transmission of such practices, does the land continue to engage new generations and immigrant communities in cultivating ecological citizenship?

In August 2018, Julie Maldonado was an invited facilitator at the International Network on Displacement and Resettlement convening in Oaxaca, Mexico. August 2018. The panel, Moving from Social Risks and Resilience: Informing a Flexible Adaptation Process for Displacement and Resettlement, considered how to look at risk beyond physical vulnerabilities and displacement to understand what is needed to build and support the resilience of displaced populations.

July 29- August 3, LiKENeer Deborah Thompson traveled to Szeged, Hungary last July 29- August 3 for the 30th Symposium of the International Council on Traditional Music Study Group on Ethnochoreology, where she presented a paper as part of a panel titled, The Politics of Dance, Representation, and Identity in Appalachia, USA . The paper was titled “More than Black and White: Negotiating the Anglocentric Underpinnings of an Appalachian Folk Dance Team. It was fascinating to meet other dance scholars from around the globe who were addressing issues of identity: race, class, gender, ethnicity; the politics of culture as well as nationalism and representation.

In July 2018, LiKEN Associate Director, Julie Maldonado participated in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) How We Respond working session in Washington, DC, July 2018. How We Respond is a new communication initiative to highlight how communities are actively and effectively responding to climate change at the local, state and regional levels, and to demonstrate the critical role of science and scientists in informing these activities.

On July 11 & 12, 2018[photos available in this folder ] Betsy Taylor, LiKEN Executive Director, was a participant in “Transition Revenue & Investment Solutions Forum” July 11 & 12, 2018 in Bozeman, Montana, sponsored by the Headwaters Institute. The forum convened experts from diverse sectors and geographic locations to collaborate on learning, discussion and brainstorming in a convivial and ‘low-pressure’ environment. The participants worked to identify promising transition revenue and investment approaches to mitigate the negative impacts of transition in coal-dependent local economies.

On June 27-29, LiKENeer Mary Hufford participated in the US Climate Action Network meeting in Spokane, WA. This annual meeting brings together climate advocates from all over the United States to bring grassroots organizations into alignment in order to ameliorate the effects of climate change on the most vulnerable communities.  The far-reaching effects of climate change are represented in the 175 plus diverse organizations that make up the network, including faith-based organizations, labor networks, environmental justice communities, and organizations focused on public policy, to name a few.

On June 20, 2018, LiKENeer Julie Maldonado delivered the keynote address at Displaced by Climate: The Intersection of Science, Law & Policy, The Collider, Asheville, NC.
National and international climate law, policy, and science experts will gathered to discuss how climate displacement has, and will increasingly continue, to affect the U.S. Attendees had the opportunity to discuss the particular challenges vulnerable communities such as indigenous peoples are facing and how they are affected disproportionately by climate change.
Press release: https://mountainx.com/blogwire/collider-discussions-to-explore-climate-change-related-community-displacement-on-june-20/  

May 18, 2018, LiKEN Associate Director, Mary Hufford, delivered talk, “Dialogues all the Way Down: Speech Genres as Matrices of Social and Ecological Renewal,” for symposium on Cultural Sustainability, University of California, Santa Barbara, May 18, 2018.

In May 2018, LiKENeer Julie Maldonado hosted screenings of Protect www.protectfilm.org, a living document of the caravan of Indigenous and other community organizers at the forefront of work for a just transition from toxic to clean energy –

  • May 17, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA
    May 18, University of California/Santa Barbara, CA
    May 19, La Casa de la Raza, Santa Barbara, CA

On April 2, 2018, Mary Hufford Presented the Alan Dundes Public lecture in Folklore:  “Witness Trees Revolt: Folklore’s Invitation to Narrative Ecology” University of California, Berkeley. April 2, 2018. This public lectures honors the memory of Alan Dundes, who founded the program in folklore at the University of California, Berkeley.

In April 2018

Rising Voices: Collaborative Science With Indigenous Knowledge For Climate Solutions, April 10-12, 2018, Duluth MN

6th Annual Workshop

Rising Voices: Collaborative Science with
Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Solutions

“Rising Together: Mobilizing and Learning from Local Actions”

Linking movements for a moral economy & livable communities, 5:00-7:00 pm, February 25, 2018, LiKEN office, 1815 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington KY

Group discussion & panel:

  • Danielle Brian, Director, Project on Government Oversight (POGO).  POGO is a premier national watchdog organization investigating corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest to achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical government www.pogo.org;
  • Arnold Farr, Professor, UK Philosophy, is a local organizer for the Poor Peoples March;
  • Linda Kaboolian is a sociologist with the Harvard School of Public Health and a national consultant with labor unions;
  • Craig Williams, Program Director, KY Environmental Foundation, was awarded the 2006 Goldman Prize for his key role regionally and internationally in the campaign to safely dispose of the world’s stockpile of chemical weapons.  He is currently working on the Kinder-Morgan pipeline.

In 2018, folklorist and LiKEN Associate Director, Mary Hufford, continues to explore Appalachian forest commoning as an aspect of what she calls “narrative ecology:” the study and stewardship of socio-ecological systems that depend on genres of storytelling for their reproduction.   She January through May, as Visiting Professor of Folklore, UC Berkeley, Hufford taught two courses: 1) an undergraduate course, “Ecocritical Fairytales,” an approach to the classic fairy tales that explores evolving attitudes toward nature (especially the forest), and the human body (especially bodies of women) over the past four centuries, from the Grimms and Perault, to modernrevisions by Disney, Dreamworks, Sondheim, Angela Carter and others;  and 2) a graduate seminar, “Theories of Traditionality and Modernity,” which explored the emergence of public folklore in the late 20th century, and its continuing development as a praxis of the commons.  

On February 23rd, 2018, LiKENeer Mary Hufford  Participated in “Knowledge Commons and the Restoration of Time: Toward a Colloquy of Appalachian Forests,” paper presented for Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference session “Seeing the Forest By Its Trees: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Appalachian Forests.” Feb. 23, 2018, UKY Lexington, KY.

Berea, Kentucky, October 2018

Collaborative Victory!

LiKEN is celebrating Craig Williams’ success in galvanizing public and local government opposition to Kinder-Morgan’s Utica Marcellus Texas Pipeline (UMTP) project. Kentucky Environmental Foundation worked with stakeholders to effectively represent concerns against an effort by energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan to re-purpose a natural gas pipeline to transport liquid gas. The company announced cancellation of the project in mid-October 2018.

Related news links:

https://marcellusdrilling.com/2018/10/opposition-to-kinder-morgan-ngl-pipeline-plan-builds-in-kentucky/

https://www.kentucky.com/latest-news/article220227440.html

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/18102018/natural-gas-pipeline-kinder-morgan-fracking-utica-marcellus

http://www.richmondregister.com/news/company-halts-pipeline-conversion-project/article_6e49b8bf-f277-5ce2-bee5-d64c7fd90529.html

http://www.themoreheadnews.com/news/kinder-morgan-drops-pipeline-project/article_9b86dcec-d3bf-11e8-8c91-6f1ce9b26bf8.html

https://lex18.com/news/covering-kentucky/2018/10/18/company-abandons-kentucky-pipeline-project/

Appalshop, WMMT, March 12, 2018

Who Owns Appalachia, Then and Now?

The success of efforts to rebuild the Appalachian economy may well depend on getting access to land for development. This episode of WMMT’s Mountain Talk includes discussion from a September 2016 meeting at which Shauna Scott, Joe Childers, and Susan Williams shared memories of their involvement in the 1981 Appalachian Land Ownership Study.  The findings showed that in many Central Appalachian counties absentee mining corporations owned more than half of the land, and up to 70% of the mineral rights. It’s been over 25 years since the report was published, and there’s now a growing effort to conduct another study to explore current land ownership realities in Central Appalachia. This episode concludes with interviews with three people involved in the modern day study:  Jacob Meadows, a graduate student at Appalachian State University; Lindsey Shade, a lecturer in the Department of Community and Leadership Development  at the University of Kentucky; and Terran Young, who as an Appalachian Transition Fellow worked on updating the Land Ownership Study in southwestern Virginia.

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Cultural Survival Magazine, June 2017

Rising Voices: Collaborative Science With Indigenous Knowledge For Climate Solutions

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Public Television in Thessaloniki, Greece, May  15, 2017

Interview with Betsy Taylor

„Reagant“, a one hour program on environmental justice and just transition movements in the U.S. in comparison to Greece. For first 20 minutes, Lakota Aldo Seoane is interviewed about the Standing Rock movement, followed by 20 minute interview with Betsy Taylor about just transition movement in Appalachia. May 15, Thessaloniki Public Television.

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An important report on human rights by LiKENeer, Simona Perry

Self Determination and the Right to Information on the Shale Gas Frontier

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 Red Pepper Magazine, February 14, 2017

“Protect our public lands”, by Julie Maldonado

Article in U.K. magazine regarding our new film about impacts on indigenous communities of environmental injustice.

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Environmental Studies News, Fall 2016

A Diverse Way of Knowing: Julie Maldonado participates in & co-organizes two indigenous movement programs

University of California / Santa Barbara

LiKENeer, Julie Maldonado, participates in & co-organizes Rising Voices and Protect our Public Lands Tour.  In recent years, indigenous groups have become increasingly  active in discussions and movements on climate change. In fact, in 2014, the IPCC recognized the need to include indigenous knowledge in climate adaptation. Prevalent among many indigenous groups are the impacts of climate change that disproportionately affect their communities that are already marginalized by larger political forces. (For rest of article, go page 6 of “Reducing Deforestation through Non-State Governance“)


 

September 24, 2016

Re-imagine the Future

LiKENeer, Betsy Taylor, participated in a small gathering to discuss  “Operationalizing Green Governance:  New Policy Strategies for Large-Scale Ecosystems and Resources”. La Bergerie de Villarceaux, France, sponsored by the Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation. June 22-25.

This film captures some interviews with participants in that event.

“We need a new common sense that recognizes that each individual’s survival depends on his/her relationship with others, with the community, and with the environment’. (Ugo Mattei)

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August 02, 2016

Julie Maldonado, LiKEN Research Director, on indigenous science, climate change, human rights

This 3 minute video includes images from LiKEN’s story-catching during the Protect Our Public Lands (POPLA) tour by Paper Rocket Productions and the POPLA caravaners.  Julie Maldonado, LiKEN Research Director describes the power of equal collaboration between Indigenous science and scholarly science.

The video was produced as part of a panel on collaboration with affected communities was moderated by Natasha Udu-Gama of the American Geophysical Union and featured Maldonado, Juan Declet-Barreto of the Union Of Concerned Scientists, and Vivek Maru of Namati.  It took place in Washington DC during the 25-26 July meeting of the Science and Human Rights Coalition of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS).

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August 02, 2016

“Science Can Ease Human Rights Effects of Climate Change” by Andrea Korte

From the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an article featuring LiKEN’s Research Director, Julie Maldonado.  Julie particated in an AAAS panel which explored emerging research methods for collaboration on human rights and climate change.

The article states:   “Research provides vital tools to identify and shape response plans to mitigate, and, in some cases, prevent, the effects of climate change on impacted communities and the human rights of local people, said participating speakers. Since 2009, the [AAAS Science and Human Rights] Coalition has brought together scientific and engineering organizations that recognize a role for scientists and engineers in addressing human rights issues.”

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