This month, Shaver’s Creek has been hosting a book club featuring Black Faces, White Spaces by Dr. Carolyn Finney, calling attention to the underrepresentation of African Americans in the outdoors. During our last session on April 29th, Dr. Finney will join the book club to talk more in-depth about the book and what has changed since its publication in 2014.
This session will be hosted as a Zoom webinar so that people outside of the book club can listen to both Dr. Finney’s presentation and the Q&A with book club participants. To attend this webinar live, or view the recording of this event, please register below. The webinar link will be sent to your email address. The link will not be posted publicly.
Learn more about Black Faces, White Spaces.
This event is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of Shaver’s Creek members and Webster’s Bookstore Cafe.
About the Author:
Carolyn Finney, PhD is a storyteller, author and a cultural geographer. She is deeply interested in issues related to identity, difference, creativity, and resilience. Carolyn is grounded in both artistic and intellectual ways of knowing — she pursued an acting career for eleven years, spent five years backpacking through Africa and Asia, and lived in Nepal which changed the course of her life. Motivated by these experiences, Carolyn returned to school after a 15-year absence to complete a BA, MA (gender and environmental issues in Kenya and Nepal) and a PhD (where she was a Fulbright and a Canon National Science Scholar Fellow). Along with public speaking, writing, media engagements, consulting & teaching, she served on the US National Parks Advisory Board for eight years. Her first book, Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors was released in 2014. Recent publications include Self-Evident: Reflections on the Invisibility of Black Bodies in Environmental Histories (BESIDE Magazine, Spring 2020), and The Perils of Being Black in Public: We are all Christian Cooper and George Floyd (The Guardian, June 3rd 2020). She is currently working on a performance piece about John Muir (The N Word: Nature Revisited) and is the new columnist at the Earth Island Journal while doing a two-year residency in the Franklin Environmental Center at Middlebury College as the Environmental Studies Professor of Practice.
You registration is required. Those who register will receive via email a link to the live webinar ahead of the event, as well as a recording of this event. You may register below.
Register for April 29, 2021
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