Left side: Carolyn Finney leaning on a podium, looking to the left and smiling. Right side: the book cover for Black Faces White Spaces, including an African American woman sitting in front of a waterfall holding a painting in front of her face.
Photos: Carolyn Finney / Shawn via Flickr. Book cover / carolynfinney.com

Event Recap: "Black Faces, White Spaces”: Conversation and Lecture with Carolyn Finney

Posted by Cora Preston on Wednesday, May 25 2022

Christian Cooper. George Floyd. Renaming institutions. Reparations. What does the environment have to do with it? How do we meet this moment? Drawing from her book, Black Faces, White Spaces, her relationships “in the field”, her lived experience, and this moment of reckoning, Dr. Finney explores the complexities and contradictions of American history as it relates to green space, race and the power to shape the places we live in our own image. By engaging in “green” conversations with Black people from around the country, Carolyn considers the power of resistance and resilience in the emergence of creative responses to environmental and social challenges in our cities and beyond. The presentation was hosted by the Switzer Network Race & Equity Discussion Group and organized by Switzer Fellow Lisa Stoddard.

Watch the event recording.

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