environmental justice


We feel like it’s worth saying again: The Zilkha Center reaffirms our dedication to the work of antiracism and stands in solidarity with others locally, across the country, and the world to condemn systemic racism and police brutality.   We will continue to add our… Continue reading »

Root 2020: A virtual array of Environmental Justice events

Root is a First-Year orientation program in collaboration with the Zilkha Center and Davis Center. With core principles emphasizing sustainability, environmental justice, and social identity, First-Year students in Root have opportunities to think critically about themselves and the world around them. Due to COVID-19 and in line with most other First Days programming, Root 2020 emphasized virtual engagement and learning, a change of pace from previous years’ visits to Soul Fire Farm, apple festivities at the Zilkha Center, and hangouts in Hardy House. Continue reading »

Leah Penniman, local farmer-activist visits campus

Farmer-activist Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm visited campus on November 4th for a full day of activities, including a workshop, dinner, and public lecture as part of the end of “Food Justice Week and Beyond.” Penniman is the co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, a Black, Indigenous and… Continue reading »