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Environmental Justice is Racial Justice is Reproductive Justice

Time: Feb. 16, 2023, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Community Engagement Room, Nancy Cantor Warehouse

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

Sequoia Kemp in multi-colored top and black headscarf, smiling against leafy green background

SeQuoia Kemp

SeQuoia Kemp (Sankofa Reproductive Health and Healing Center)

In this third set of anchor events associated with Environmental Storytelling CNY, community health activist and poet, SeQuoia Kemp, will trace out the relationship between environmental racism, reproductive justice, and the production of maternal toxic zones. This event will explain how the health of mothers is a barometer of community health. Situated in the local Syracuse context, Kemp’s talk will center on the lived experiences of mothers. Issues of health care, the environment, and economic inequities in the city will be explored through poetry and mindfulness exercises. All are welcome to attend as the rollbacks in reproductive justice at the federal level impact our collective future. Food served, children welcome.

Environmental Storytelling CNY is a year-long exploration of the environmental humanities and arts organized by A&S’s Engaged Humanities Network and SUNY-ESF’s Writing, Rhetoric, and Communications Program.

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All are welcome to a community healing circle with Kemp on Saturday, February 18th.