Working Wednesdays: Gender Identity, Eco-Activism, and Embodiment on the Mountain Valley Pipeline, with Chet Pancake, Temple University

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Gender Identity, Eco-Activism, and Embodiment on the Mountain Valley Pipeline

Chet Pancake will present and discuss personal interviews with female, nonbinary, and transgender youth activists recorded during eco-activism successfully blockading the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Southwest Virginia. Pancake will explore the activists' discussion of identity and embodiment while tangling with national gas infrastructure and how queer and trans eco-phenomenology may intersect with or defy normative environmental activism.

Chet Pancake is a filmmaker/artist with exhibitions supported by MoMA, BFI, Mexican Film Institute, and more. His work has been awarded the Leeway Transformation Award, Paul Robeson Independent Media Award, and the Edes Fellowship among others. Pancake is an Assistant Professor in Film and Media Arts at Temple University.

Working Wednesdays are designed to showcase in-progress Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) straddling theoretical and practical environmental concerns with a focus on our mid-Atlantic region. 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!