Project Cost: $30,000
The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations’ Diversity and Social Justice Education unit (DiversityEd), along with the RSO Students for Environmental Concerns (SECS) and the University YMCA’s Friday Forum Committee, are planning a 10-lecture series themed around sustainability. DiversityEd is partnering with the University YMCA to expand the scope and broaden the reach of the Fall 2017 Friday Forum series on environmental issues and solutions, ranging from climate change and policy to biomimicry and design. The broad goal is to elevate environmental issues on campus and educate the campus community on how these issues intersect with social justice. Funding from the Student Sustainability Committee is specifically for one or two high-visibility speakers, especially one keynote speaker, to elevate the 10-week series. This proposal directly funds: 1) Honorarium for one nationally recognized keynote speaker 2) Honorarium for the Indigenous Youth Council.