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Ethics Here and Now: Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Climate Justice is a day-long ethics symposium designed to identify and amplify the calls to justice embedded within scholarly and activist approaches to climate change, reproductive politics, and racial injustice. It aims to both further scholarly research on the interstices of this complex web of inter-related concerns and to assist in building the solidarity necessary to address them by bringing together a diverse, interdisciplinary collection of scholars, students, and community activists. In this, the symposium advances integration of Fairfield’s core curriculum, and illuminates the connection between theory and practice that is necessary for effective ethical leadership.

The symposium’s panels are designed to highlight both global issues and local expressions of those issues, and will include participation from faculty, students, and members of the community, as well as a collection of invited scholars engaged in groundbreaking work on the intersection of these issues. Participants will walk away with a keener sense of the connections between the most pressing ethical problems of our day, and a deeper understanding of the modes of conceptual and practical cooperation necessary to address them.


The Ethics Here and Now symposium is free and open to the public and will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019. The event’s supporting panels will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Barone Campus Center Dogwood Room and the keynote panel will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Dolan School of Business Event Hall.

Schedule of Events

Ethics Here and Now:
Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Climate Justice

Friday, October 4, 2019

Barone Campus Center Dogwood Room

9-9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

9:30-11 a.m. Panel 1: Racial Justice

Alfred Frankowski, PhD
Devonya Havis, PhD
Chiara Ricciardone, PhD
Moderator: Kris Sealey, PhD

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Panel 2: Reproductive Justice

Cinzia Arruzza. PhD
Namita Goswami. PhD
Sina Kramer, PhD
Moderator: Sara Brill, PhD

12:45-2:15 p.m.: Lunch

2:30-4 p.m. Panel 3: Climate Justice

Souta Calling Last
Marion Hourdequin, PhD
Esme Murdock, PhD
Moderator, Toby Svoboda

4-4:30 p.m. Coffee break


Dolan School of Business Event Hall

4:30-6:30 p.m. Keynote Panel

Myisha Cherry, PhD
Ashwini Tambe, PhD
Kyle Whyte, PhD

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