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Thu, Jul 18

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Rm. 10-428, Bldg. 10, Sophia University, 7-1 Kioichō, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan

Spring 2024 Environmental Change Workshop

Rm. 10-428, Sophia University: A two-day event with a reading workshop (Jun 18) + seminar event (Jun 19) on "Mapping ecological distribution conflicts, Framing environmental justice movements" featuring Prof. Naw Thiri May Aye from Tokyo University. See more info.

Spring 2024 Environmental Change Workshop
Spring 2024 Environmental Change Workshop

Time & Location

Jul 18, 2024, 12:00 PM GMT+9 – Jul 19, 2024, 7:00 PM GMT+9

Rm. 10-428, Bldg. 10, Sophia University, 7-1 Kioichō, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan

About the event

This is 2-part event. Guests are welcome to join either only one, or both,  workshops.

To see the format and access the recommended readings, see https://www.kasasustainability.org/environmental-change-workshop

Theme: Mapping ecological distribution conflicts, framing environmental justice movements by Prof. Naw Thiri May Aye

  • Reading workshop: July 18 (Thursday, 12:00 PM)  
  • Speaker workshop: July 19 (Friday, 17:00 PM)
  • Venue: RM. 10-428, BLDG. 10, SOPHIA UNIVERSITY

About the theme: 

Social mobilizations are crucial for addressing environmental concerns and promoting sustainability. The conceptual frameworks, including environmental justice, ecosystem people, ecological resistance, eco-political movements, the environmentalism of the poor, livelihood movements, and politics from below, all focus on marginalized groups fighting against harmful extractive activities. These groups value natural resources and ecosystems over monetary gains. The growing number and connection of environmental protests globally have led to the recognition of grassroots activism as a "global movement for environmental justice." This presentation will explore how these grassroots movements create and promote sustainable alternatives, helping us live within planetary boundaries.

About the speaker:

Naw Thiri May Aye is an assistant professor at the Sustainable Society Design Center within the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences at the University of Tokyo. She is interested in human-nature relations, exploring grassroots resistance, social movements, ecological distribution conflicts, environmental justice, and responses to natural disasters.

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