Co-Curricular: Tiya Miles Lecture & Post-Lecture Discussion

  • Starts: 5:30 pm on Thursday, February 23, 2023
  • Ends: 8:00 pm on Thursday, February 23, 2023
BUCH Lectures in Criticism: Tiya Miles on "Species Insurance: Black Women, Survival Craft, and Environmental Storytelling": Borrowing the words of Octavia E. Butler for theoretical inspiration, this talk engages in a thought experiment. What if we were to take Harriet Tubman, one of the most famous historical figures in the U.S., and center her in an environmental story? What would we learn about Tubman herself, about Black women and families in the nineteenth century, and about the role of place and ecology in the survival of racial terror? And what connections might we draw between Black women’s environmental thinking in the multi-temporal past and the greatest challenges facing our species in the murky present and future? Kilachand Post-Lecture Discussion: Join Kilachand faculty following the lecture for continued discussion and a chance to tie in Miles' lecture with the KHC Summer Reading All That She Carried.
PHO 906, Photonics Center, 8 St Mary's Street, 9th Floor