"Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor" Lecture by Rob Nixon
Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 7:00pm

The Portland Center for Public Humanities presents

Rob Nixon

Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor

Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m.

Smith Memorial Student Union 333

How, in an age that venerates the instant and the spectacular, can writers turn slow-moving environmental calamities into stories dramatic enough to rouse public sentiment? What are the imaginative and strategic challenges of exposing the forces of slow violence that inflict exponential environmental damage? This talk connects an analysis of slow violence to a vision of sustainable security with a focus on activism in the global South.

Rob Nixon is the Rachel Carson Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

This event is co-sponsored by the Speakers Board. It is free and open to the public. If you have questions concerning access or accommodations for a disability please contact us at Early requests are encouraged; a week will generally allow us to provide seamless access. 

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