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Race and Climate Reading Group

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...entangled histories, situated narratives, and thick descriptions offer urgent “arts of living.” Included are essays by scholars in anthropology, ecology, science studies, art, literature, and bioinformatics who posit critical and creative tools for collaborative survival in a more-than-human Anthropocene.




The Cooper Union Library is thrilled to host the Race and Climate Change Reading Group. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Readings for Spring 2022

Friday, February 11th — 11:AM to 1:00 PM (EST)

  • The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies by Tiffany Lethabo King (Introduction)

Friday, March 25th — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)  

Friday, April 15th — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST) 

Readings from Fall 2021

Seven Birthdays” by Ken Liu 

Haven” by Karen Lord

Selections from Dear Science and Other Stories by Katherine McKittrick 

Poems from A Fortune for your Disaster by Hanif Abdurraqib 

Poems from The Tradition by Jericho Brown 

Poems from Black Nature by Camille T. Dungy (Editor)

Readings from Spring 2021 

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Spill by Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Readings from Fall 2020  

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Nils Bubandt, Elaine Gan, and Heather Anne Swanson

Demonic Grounds: Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle by Katherine McKittrick

Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Politics, Desire edited by Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands, Bruce Erickson, et al.

Making Kin not Population: Reconceiving Generations edited by Adele Clarke and Donna Haraway. 


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