In this presentation, Dr. Jagadish Shukla will focus on the physical science of climate change, while emphasizing that to truly address this issue, one also must understand the many social, economic, ethical, political, and social justice challenges it presents. Dr. Shukla will conclude by explaining that even though time is running out, there are reasons to be hopeful about climate solutions. if we act decisively and dramatically to achieve net zero emissions by mid-century, we still have a chance to avoid climate change’s most catastrophic impacts.
Join the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) for their 2nd workshop on how to be an anti-racist researcher. Please pre-register and indicate your breakout room preferences. Pre-registration is required. For security reasons, you will only be allowed into the meeting if you have pre-registered.
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is hosting 7th round of plant-based protein taste tests. Since the Mason Food Innovators program at CIE launched this event in 2018, the market for plant-based proteins has grown dramatically with new products, producers and distribution points.
Join the 3rd Annual Healthcare Disparities Conference Conference! This year’s theme is A Call for Transformation: Impactful Strategies for Sustainable Change. The event is an online, half-day symposium for health care professionals to address healthcare disparities.
Throughout the world, Indigenous peoples are on the front lines of the climate crisis while also confronting colonialism, racism, and disenfranchisement. Join ISE and Mason’s Human Rights and Global Justice Initiative for this dynamic panel discussion. Academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from multiple countries will share their expertise and experience working in the nexus between Indigenous rights and environmental justice. We will explore the impacts of extractive capitalism, climate change, and public health emergencies, as well as a range of strategies that native communities are utilizing to protect their lands and waters.
Cher Weixia Chen, George Mason University
Chief Frank Adams, Upper Mattaponi Nation of Virginia
Jonathan Liljeblad, The Australian National University
Lee Prouse, Australian Red Cross
Jenny Brown, Australian Red Cross
Marcos Vinício Chein Feres, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Jeremy M Campbell, George Mason University
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is organizing a startup trip to Whiffletree Farm – a family run, sustainable farm in Warrenton, VA. Farmers Jesse and Liz Straight raise pastured broiler chickens, laying hens, and turkeys; foraging pork; and 100% grass fed beef. No chemicals, no antibiotics. Non-GMO grains for the pigs and poultry, in addition to fresh pasture.
Participants will be touring the farm and will also get to spend an hour with Jesse. Jesse will share the business elements of running a sustainable farm in more detail. Come see how this local farm operates and thrives and learn about the changes taking place in our food system.