Join us on Wednesday, September 18, at 7:00pm in the New York Room in Mary Woolley Hall at Mount Holyoke College to celebrate and engage with Serin D. Houston’s new book, Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance.
Houston will speak about how classism and racism often constrain efforts to advance sustainability, creativity, and social justice within Seattle’s urban governance. Panelists Cynthia Espinosa Marrero (Board Member, Nueva Esperanza in Holyoke), Wayne Feiden (Director, Planning and Sustainability for the City of Northampton), and Waleska Lugo-DeJesús (CEO, Inclusive Strategies, and Director, the Healing Racism Institute in Springfield) will discuss their sustainability, equity, and social justice work in this region and highlight connections as well as differences between western Massachusetts and Seattle. This symposium will illustrate social values in action and will emphasize the necessity of developing effective strategies for building equitable and sustainable cities.
This event is hosted by the Mount Holyoke Department of Geology and Geography and the Odyssey Bookshop, and co-sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, Weissman Center for Leadership, Community-Based Learning Program, Office of the Dean of Faculty, and the International Relations Program.