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Queer Ecologies Panel

February 1, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

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February 1, 2023
3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time


What does ecology mean to you? Why does it need ‘queering?’ Join us for an introduction and discussion on Queer Ecologies. Our panelists will explore the interdisciplinary applications Queer Ecologies has in natural resources. We will discuss what it means to integrate queer ecological practices into environmental and conservation work. Any and all are welcome to attend!


  • Dr. Cate Sandilands, Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Giovanna Di Chiro, Professor of Environmental Studies at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA
  • Dr. Mel Michelle Lewis, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice at American Rivers in Washington, DC

What is Seeing the Forest for the Queers?
Seeing the Forest for the Queers, or SFQ, is a group building community and connection among LGBTQIA+ professionals and students in forestry and natural resources.

Ground Rules:

  • Act in kindness ​
  • Always assume positive intent ​
  • Ask if you can ask
  • Ask questions instead of telling ​
  • Keep conversation focused on the central topic of creating space for the LGBTQIA+ community ​
  • Listen to each other ​
  • Respect one another ​
  • Respect the privacy of others; what is said here stays here ​
  • Speak from your own perspective, avoid speaking for others ​
  • Take responsibility to learn​

Note: If a host believes you are intentionally trying to cause harm, you will be removed from the event.


February 1, 2023
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
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