Dr. Mel Lewis, "Ecosystems, Sustainability, and Justice: Program Building and Pedagogical Approaches for Artists and Makers", Working Wednesdays

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Ecosystems, Sustainability, and Justice: Program Building and Pedagogical Approaches for Artists and Makers
Dr. Mel Lewis, Maryland Institute College of Art / American Rivers
RSVP

The Ecosystems, Sustainability, & Justice (ESJ) major at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) empowers students to actively utilize their creative practice to make a more just and sustainable world. Environmental and social justice are inextricably intertwined; ESJ students study environmental problems and inequality together as they manifest locally and in a global context. This conversation will explore the interdisciplinary model for the new major at the intersection of liberal arts, sciences, arts, and design studies.

Dr. Mel Lewis stands at waters edge wearing a blue hat and an orange scarf

Dr. Mel Michelle Lewis is the Program Director of the Ecosystems, Sustainability, and Justice Program and Associate Professor of Gender/Sexuality & Black/Ethnic Studies at Maryland Institute College of Art. Dr. Mel will join American Rivers as Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice in January of 2022.


PPEH offers a lunch series, Working Wednesdays, designed to showcase in-progress Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) straddling theoretical and practical environmental concerns. These sessions take place on Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 sharp.

All sessions are open to the Penn community but require RSVP. Grab a lunch and join us on Zoom!