David Suzuki and local environmentalists join together for Environmental Equity discussion
September 26, 2023
Internationally known and revered advocate, activist and author David Suzuki will speak to our community about Environmental Equity issues as well as the challenge of systemic racism. He will speak to the connectedness that we all share with the Earth and how we can use that connection to support well-being in one another. This talk will be followed by a panel discussion with London’s leaders in Environmental Advocacy.
The talk, held as part of EDID Awareness Week, will take place on October 3, 2023, at 7 p.m. in the Joanne and Peter Kenny Theatre and online.
This event is part of an Author Series hosted by the Cardinal Carter Library, The Write Place at King's, the King's University College Students' Council, and King’s Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization. David Suzuki will be speaking live via Zoom, with in-person panelists joining for a discussion.
These panelists will include Dr. Tom Cull, who has taught Creative Writing at King's; Skylar Franke, BA Hons '13 Social Justice & Peace Studies and French; and Sarah Welsh, a local high school student from who is involved with environmental causes. The four students’ council presidents – Sunday Ajak, ’23, Western University Students’ Council President; Laura Crowe, King’s University College Students’ Council President; Aaryan Lakhan Paul, Huron University College Students’ Council President; and Maathangi Rudranantha, Brescia University College Students’ Council President – will also be part of the panel.
All are welcome, and registration is required. An ASL interpreter will be in person and closed captions will be available.
EDID Awareness Week 2023, which runs from October 2 to 6, is a collaboration between Western University, Brescia University College, Huron University College and King’s University College. The goal is to model unity in this work and bring a week of powerful learning and awareness to our campus communities and the wider London community about decolonization, Indigeneity, equity, diversity, and inclusion. This year’s theme is Honouring our Ancestors by Coming Together to Work Towards Reconciliation and Equity. During the week, there will be day and evening events and activities to share education and awareness on the importance of decolonization, the realities of racism, disability rights, faith systems, celebrating our 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and shining a light on other equity-denied groups.