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SENR Seminar Series- Thomas RaShad Easley 2/21/19

Feb 21, 2019, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Dr. Thomas RaShad Easley, Ed.D. Assistant Dean for Community and Inclusion, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies will present Relationships, History, Hip Hop and Forestry:  Thinking About Diversity and Inclusion in the Environmental Sciences on Thursday, February 21st from 4:10-5:30P.M in 164 Howlett Hall.

Living life aware of intersectionality provides the impetus to creatively engage diversity in a space where personal identities influence how people view one another. To successfully navigate the nuances within this kind of complex environment requires developing relationships across many identities and appreciation everyone's experiences. Through my personal/professional history, I have integrated hip hop, ministry and forestry in my pedagogy. Now at Yale, the scholarship of adult education and the experiences from activism contribute to my practice. Using my lens like a prism, I work to see the many layers of each individual to guide my decision making in my day to day duties.