In October, PitE hosted the renowned Eco-entrepreneur Majora Carter to give a public lecture about her advocacy towards creating environmental change. LSA units and schools from across campus eagerly offered their co-sponsorship to support this event.
Ms. Carter talked about the “sense of place”, and how this impacted her decision to stay in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY and create change, rather than flee from it. Using photos, she gave examples of how she started with a vision, crafted a plan and took on local volunteers to help bring about change in her community.
Ms. Carter began her afternoon in Ann Arbor with a Q&A session to a group of PitE and SNRE students in the commons of the Dana Building. Students spoke with Majora about what they’ve learned in the classroom about environmental advocacy and justice, and in some cases provided examples from their experience in working with local communities.
Following her public lecture in Hill Auditorium, students had the opportunity to speak with Majora more about her mission.
Ms. Carter’s visit was made possible by the generosity of the Goldring Family Foundation.