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Race and Climate Reading Group



The Cooper Union Library is thrilled to host the Race and Climate Change Reading Group.

There will be wicked smart, caring people and nibbles. Join us!


Reading List for Fall 2023 

Friday, September 29, 2023  — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 

Friday, October 27, 2023  — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Friday, November 17, 2023 — 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 


Readings from Spring 2023

Climate Lyricisms by Min Hyoung Song

(in relation to  Tommy Pico’s Nature Poems and  Frank O’Hara’s Ave Maria

In the Shadow of the Palms: More-than-human Becomings in West Papua by Sophie Chao

 Slow Disturbance: Infrastructural Mediation on the Settler Colonial Resource Frontier by Rafico Ruiz  

Readings from Fall 2022

The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People and Planet by Leah Thomas

 A Bigger Picture: My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis by Vanessa Nakate. 

Waves of Knowing: A Seascape of Epistemology by Karin Amimoto Ingersoll

Readings from Spring 2022

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

Earth Shattering: Ecopoems by Neil Astley (Editor)

The Anthrobscene by Jussi Parikka

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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