Saturday, September 11, 2010

Environmental Justice Poetry

Environmental Justice Poetry

Who: Dr. Kamala Platt

What: “Environmental Justice in Food Production Systems and Related Poetry”

When: 6:00pm

Where: Texas Lutheran University Schuech Fine Arts Center & Wupperman Theatre

Monday eve, September 13th, 2010


Siempre Sustainable Network's Monthly Meeting will be held Monday, 8/13 beginning
with an advocacy letter writing campaign "on the patio" in front of the Schuech Fine Arts Center at 6:00pm (tea/cookies served and produce from community gardens available) followed by a special evening of poetry at 7:00pm in the Wupperman Theatre on the campus of TLU by Dr. Kamala Platt, university professor, poet, author. Her program is entitled: Environmental Justice in Food Production Systems & Related Poetry." Please join us.

Dr. Kamala Platt received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University
of Texas, Austin in 1997. Her dissertation, "Women Write Environmental Justice:
the Literary Tradition in India and Greater Mexico" and a subsequent book
manuscript,"Environmental Justice Poetics: Cultural Representations of Environmental
Racism from Chicanas and South Asian Women" investigate the practice, theory,
and aesthetics of women generating cultural poetics that promote environmental
justice. "influenced by their socio-historical terrains."

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