All lectures are held in Jonas 110 at 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays and are free and open to the public.
Petrika Peters: “Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Making the Connection.”
A sustainable society is one that thrives between the boundaries of a just social foundation and a healthy environment. It is one that is diverse, inclusive and fair. In nature, the greater the amount of diversity in an ecosystem, the healthier and more productive it will be. Greater species diversity ensures greater sustainability for all life forms in ecosystems; analogously, the greater diversity a society embraces and supports, the more its intellectual, social and occupational life will thrive. This presentation will argue that working toward an equitable and just society will inevitably lead us to a more sustainable one.