This week is the UNH Undergraduate Research Conference – an important and really wonderful annual event. Each year, more and more students showcase research related to sustainability, and this year is no exception.
Often the cultural and social aspects of sustainability are not as visible as its “green” aspects. But they are CRUCIAL to what sustainability is. As the flyer listing the sessions states, “Critical Ethnic Studies is a field that touches the lives of everyone in an increasingly multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and multi-cultural world. Ethnic Studies is a field that is both practical and theoretical. In it, scholars address questions of power, social movement, freedom, liberation, community, culture, and history. Scholars explore the lasting legacies of race, colonialism, conquest, war, and other matters of power, violence, survival, and overcoming adversity. Scholars study the give-and-take and the back-and- forth between competing and collusive cultures. In the URC Ethnic Studies Sessions, students showcase intellectual work that directly engages life in the world around them.”
This really hits at the heart of sustainability. We hope you can attend.Written by Sara.