ROBIN LAKOFF ON “NARRATIVE CONTROL AND THE HUMAN PROJECT”
Date: September 11, 2019
Robin Lakoff, Professor Emerita of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, will speak on “Narrative Control and the Human Project” as part of the University of Texas Humanities Institute’sDistinguished Visiting Lecture Series focused on “Narrative and Social Justice.” Analysis of the 2020 presidential campaign has often focused on “narrative control”–which candidate will control the central story that ultimately defines the campaign? What does this fight for narrative control tell us about how early 21st century Americans are constructing our roles as actors in the human project?
Lakoff is an expert on language and gender, the politics of language, sociolinguistics, and pragmatics. She is the author of several books, including the groundbreaking 1975 book Language and Woman’s Place.
BUILDING GREEN JUSTICE FORUM: “POTENTIAL THROUGH PLACE”
Date: October 15, 2019
Huston-Tillotson University will host the sixth annual Building Green Justice Forum, this year focusing on “Potential through Place.”
The modern environmental justice movement understands that our fates are linked to the places we live and work, and that for people of color those places often are ignored, under-resourced, and overly burdened with polluted air, water, and soil. Yet these places also are home to the environmental justice community’s pride, strength, and motivation.
Registration and coffee begins at 8 am, with speakers, panels, and workshops throughout the day. The speakers and schedule will be announced soon. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. The forum is free but please register online. More information on the Facebook event page.
The event is sponsored by the HT Center for Sustainability and Environmental Justice, Green is the New Black, The Dumpster Project, City of Austin Office of Sustainability, and the Third Coast Activist Resource Center.