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Bowdoin is Celebrating 50 years of Environmental Studies

9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME 04011
United States

Bowdoin College is celebrating 50 years of Environmental Studies at the College with a Symposium
Thursday, April 13-Friday, April 14, 2023.
All events are open to the public free of charge.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Keynote address by Teona Williams ‘12
“‘We’re Gonna Be Okay Now’: Lessons Learned from a Bowdoin
Environmental Studies Alumna”

7:30 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Teona Williams is a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography at Rutgers University and will be Assistant Professor of Geography beginning in Fall 2024. Her work revolves around Black Geographies, 20th century African American and environmental history, and Black feminist theory. She completed her doctoral degree at Yale University in the Departments of African American Studies and History and a master’s degree in Environmental Justice at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.

Friday, April 14, 2023

50th Anniversary Alumni Panels
9:00 a.m.- 3:45 p.m.
Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall

Environmental Storytelling | 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Moderators: Eileen Johnson Senior Lecturer of Environmental Studies & Paul Wang ’24

Climate Change and Sustainability | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Moderators: Phil Camill, Rusack Professor of Environmental Studies
and Earth and Oceanographic Science & Sophie Burchell ‘23

Environmental Design and Planning | 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Moderators: Jill Pearlman, Senior Lecturer of Environmental Studies & Leif Maynard ‘23


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