Fall 2021 Newsletter

The Fall 2021 issue of the Environmental Sociology Section Newsletter is now available for download (PDF). In this issue: The first message from the new section chair, Norah MacKendrick which reflects on the summer ASA meeting and outlines some upcoming session activities; an announcement from the CONVERGE facility at the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado – Boulder about a Collecting and Sharing Perishable Data Training Module; an announcement about the launch of a weekly podcast called Coping with Catastrophe Podcast from Education in a Warming World research consortium; and an incredible list of publications (books, articles, and book chapters).

Mission Statement for the Committee on Racial Inclusion, Equity and Justice (CRIEJ)

The Committee on Racial Inclusion, Equity and Justice (CRIEJ) will assess and challenge ASA’s Section on Environmental Sociology’s racist and exclusionary practices that promote white supremacy and maintain white spaces within the section. The committee will critically address white ignorance and white innocence that exist within and outside of the section. The members of the committee will be guided by an intersectional framework, critical race theory, and Du Boisian emancipatory sociology that center the voices of people who have been marginalized through systemic and historical processes by being open to their experiences, concerns, critiques, and suggestions. We will also work toward tangibly (re)distributing resources within the section so that membership and scholarly work are more accessible to people coming from historically and currently marginalized backgrounds. The committee will challenge the section’s members to critically reflect and take action on both an individual level and as a community on the challenges …