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Oct
27
Sun
Strategies for Ethical Living: How Do We Manage Our Waste?
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Strategies for Ethical Living: How Do We Manage Our Waste? @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

Guest Speaker: Kendall Christiansen

 

Dec
8
Sun
School Integration As a Step Toward a Sustainable Future
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
School Integration As a Step Toward a Sustainable Future @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

Although racism, capitalism and climate change (or the fate of the planet) are tightly intertwined, most of us work in separate spheres to address issues or develop solutions. However, problems that ail our society, be it racism, economic inequity, environmental degradation, or changing climate, all stem from “the system” that is rooted in racism to serve the white patriarchy (a.k.a., western European hegemony or the 1%).

Shino will share her journey as a school integration advocate on the Community Education Council District 2 and how school integration relates to the larger societal issues of economic inequities and climate change. She will talk about what an integrated school is and the connection between integrated schools and dismantling racism.

Bio:
Shino’s day job is as Executive Director of the NYC Soil & Water Conservation District (a very small government agency in NYC). In her “spare time” she is a public school advocate serving on Community Education Council District 2 (a.k.a., local school board), and a school integration and anti-racism activist. She has a loving husband (married 35 years), two daughters and 4 cats and lives in Manhattan.