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Black Faces, White Spaces: A Conversation with Carolyn Finney

May 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In the compelling debut book Black Faces, White Spaces, Carolyn Finney explores why African Americans are so underrepresented when it comes to interest in nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism. Finney argues that the legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, and racial violence have shaped cultural understandings of the “great outdoors” and determined who should and can have access to natural spaces. As a member of the U.S. National Parks Advisory Board and a cultural geographer at the University of Kentucky, Finney is at the forefront of a movement to understand how people negotiate their relationship to the environment. During this evening of impactful discussion, Finney will address how art, science, and popular culture create frameworks for engagement among individuals, communities, and organizations to nurture healthy relationships between humans and the environment. This is the second George McJunkin Lecture, in honor of the African American cowboy whose discovery of ancient bison bones in Folsom, New Mexico, helped make archaeological history. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture.

[$8 – $12]

More info and tickets: http://www.dmns.org/learn/adults/after-hours/black-faces-white-spaces-a-conversation-with-carolyn-finney/


May 4, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205 United States
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