The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Francia Márquez: Solidarity and the Politics of Black Mothering and Environmental Racism

April 30, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst, Refreshments will be served

This year's Goldman Environmental Prize winner Francia Márquez returns to UMass to discuss how the Black Women's Mobilization for the Care of Life and Ancestral Territories confronts environmental racism through the power of black maternal love. Reflecting on nearly two decades of human rights activism in defense of her community's ancestral lands, Ms. Marquez will speak on the needs to build practical, transnational solidarity networks to face the intersecting challenges of the 21st century. For more details and to RSVP, click here.

In appreciation of their generous support, the UMass Public Engagement Project would like to thank the Office of the ProvostUniversity Relations, and the Colleges of Natural SciencesSocial and Behavioral Sciences Humanities and Fine ArtsEngineeringPublic Health and Health Sciences, and Education.  The UMass Public Engagement Project also recognizes and appreciates in-kind contributions and collaborations with the Center for Research on Families and the Institute for Social Science Research