Sarah Agustiorini on Borneo’s Struggle to Survive Coal and Climate Change
Join St. Thomas University’s Environmental Praxis Class (ENVS 3023) this winter for an online interdisciplinary lecture series with thinkers and activists on today’s pressing environmental issues.
Sarah Agustiorini will kick off the series with the talk, “Borneo’s Struggle to Survive Coal and Climate Change” on Tuesday, January 31 at 8:30am Atlantic time on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 984 2767 5806
Sarah will report back from the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and provide a critical take on climate financing schemes and Indonesia’s plans to build a new “green” capital city in her region. Sarah is based in Samarinda, Indonesia and is an activist against the harms of coal mining in her region and combines eco-feminist and feminist political ecology thought in her activism. She is with the Mining and Women Working Group (TKPT), founded to address gender violence at mines in Borneo, and the Mining Advocacy Network (JATAM) East Kalimantan.
Recommended reading: https://flows.hypotheses.org/
Upcoming lectures at 8:30am Atlantic time.
February 9 – Josephine Savarese on Honouring Chantel Moore: Considering Policing Violence, Indigenous Mothering and Ecological Praxis
February 16 – Jenn Wambolt on Building Community with the Wil-Doo Community Bike Club
February 28 – Terry Ann Sappier, Wolastoqi land defender, on Protecting Miramichi Lake and the Heart of the Land
March 16 – Suzanne Fournier, Executive Director of the National Farmers Union – NB, on Farmer Opposition to Potash Mining in New Brunswick.