Who can best protect rainforests? Not everyone can work directly in the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems, so who is best suited to do such work?
—Tracy A. Thomas
The U.S. Treasury Department announced a newly-designed $10 bill featuring five women’s suffrage leaders on the back. Elizabeth Cady Stanton stands out from this respectable group as the leading philosopher and advocate of the nineteenth-century women’s rights movement.
On May 3rd, we chatted with Carl Zimring about environmental racism. Here’s a recap of our conversation!
Forget what you’ve heard about youth being ignorant and apathetic about American politics. Young people are tapping into a broad range of different platforms and practices, seeking change “by any media necessary.”
On Tuesday, ahead of the President’s visit to Michigan, we will discuss developments in the Flint water crisis and environmental racism with Carl Zimring on Twitter.
Elizabeth Pérez, author of Religion in the Kitchen, discusses the many types of motherhood in the Lucumí religion, popularly called Santería.
—Jennifer A. Reich
Actor Robert DeNiro hand-picked the documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe to show at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, which he founded. The film, which has since been removed after widespread criticism, explores well-traveled terrain. The controversy over the its inclusion in the festival provides evidence that this conversation isn’t going anywhere for one simple reason: no one can prove a conspiracy doesn’t exist.
Earth Day Picks from NYU Press