Week 2 (7/19), Summer 2020
Boston Review's American Bottom
The Century Foundation: "Environmental Racism Has Left Black Communities Especially Vulnerable to COVID-19"
Peggy Shepard's TEDxHarlem talk, Environmental Justice
Do you/can you enjoy stories without being moved to assess its message? Why, and how can we create stories that force us to grapple critically?
From Centreville, IL to a NYC of the future, fictional stories in real places often rely on fictionalized details and run the risk of being labeled "less scientific." Can you find yourself or others dismissing speculative stories as just “guessing,” or does specificity facilitate empathy?
What kinds of storytelling devices are the most effective in building a movement? How do we ensure that all narratives and stories are being told equally?