Public ACKnowl-EJ Event in Beirut! Sharing of global experiences, resistances and paths forward, with a focus on the Arab region

Come one, come all! On Monday, June 12th, the ACKnowl-EJ project will host an exciting public event with the Asfari Institute at the American University of Beirut titled Environmental Justice: Sharing of global experiences, resistances and paths forward, with a focus on the Arab region.

 

We look forward to seeing you there! For the full day’s schedule, please see below or online at: http://aub.edu.lb/Events/Pages/EventDetails.aspx?ItemId=3748.

Environmental Justice:

Sharing of global experiences, resistances and paths forward, with a focus on the Arab region

 Monday June 12

(Auditorium A, West Hall, American University of Beirut)

 9.00 – 9.30 am: Welcome coffee

9.30 – 9.45: Introduction to environmental justice and the project

– A Welcome from the Activist-Academic-Co-Production of Knowledge (ACKnowl-EJ) project.” (Rania Masri, Asfari Institute)

“Worldwide Environmental Justice – insights from the Global Atlas of Environmental Justice (www.ejatlas.org) (Leah Temper, Autonomous University of Barcelona)

9.45 – 12.30: Discussion on environmental conflicts and resistance in different geographical areas, with 5-minute interventions from the following experts:

  • India (Radhika Mulay, Kalpavriksh environmental group, India)
  • Bolivia (Mirna Inturias (Grupo Confluencias, Bolivia)

Focus on the Arab region

  • Tunisia (Habib Ayeb, geographer, professor, and film-maker, Université Paris 8)
  • Egypt (Abdelmawla Ismail, researcher)
  • Occupied Palestine (Hazem Abu Helal, researcher)
  • Jordan (Zeina Fakhredin, Arab Group for the Protection of Nature, Jordan)
  • Lebanon (Ali Darwich, Greenline, Lebanon)

2.00 – 4.30: Discussion on ways forward, with 5-minute interventions from the following experts:

  • Imagining and achieving alternative worlds (Ashish Kothari, Kalpavriksh environmental group, India)
  • How are socio-environmental conflicts transformed (Iokine Rodriguez, School of International Development, University of East Anglia)
  • Transgressive learning methodologies (Dylan McGary, Transgressive Learning Network, South Africa)
  • Towards Just Conservation (Adrian Martin, School of International Development, University of East Anglia)
  • Climate justice (Patrick Bond, University of the Witwatersrand School of Governance, South Africa)

For more information, check out our facebook pages!

https://www.facebook.com/acknowlej/

https://www.facebook.com/AsfariInstitute/

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