Activism and Academia Series: Bridging the gap between theory and praxis

12 p.m. Tuesday, April 13
12 p.m. Tuesday, April 20
12 p.m. Tuesday, April 27
12 p.m. Tuesday, May 4

Graduate students in the Department of Geography and Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG) welcome students, faculty, and community organizers to this virtual series on Tuesdays at noon. It is open to the public and registration is required.

This series will feature local and national work at the intersection of activism and scholarship for the purpose of enlightening the audience on how to use their expertise to contribute to a more just and equitable world. Led by guests that will speak toward a diverse selection of topics from indigenous solidarity to mutual aid, this series serves to enhance the diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at the level of the Department of Geography, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and the University and to bridge the gap between theory and praxis regarding activism and academia.

April 13: Nazshonnii Brown-Almaweri, "Rematriation with Sogorea Te' Land Trust"

Nazshonnii Brown-Almaweri is a STEM educator and mechanical design engineer working on both land and office projects at the land trust. She is passionate about STEM education and advocates for exposure and opportunities for underrepresented groups, especially Black and Native young women.

April 20: Tierra Williams

Tierra Williams received her bachelor of arts in speech communication with a concentration in theater from Jackson State University. She is the co-lead of the 3/20 Coalition, a grassroots organization seeking justice for Osaze Osagie and engaging in meaningful change to better the lives of Black community members within State College.

April 27: Alleghenies Abolition "Roundtable on Building Spaces of Liberation"

Alleghenies Abolition is a group devoted to the liberation of working-class and oppressed people. We believe this requires the abolition of capitalism, imperialism, racism, patriarchy, and prisons and policing.