Join us, students and faculty, for lunch/conversation with Hampshire Alum, and cofounder of the Eagle Eye Institute, Anthony Sanchez 71F. Anthony Sanchez
Anthony Sanchez, a student of visual arts major, cofounded Eagle Eye Institute in 1991 to empower urban people, especially youth of color, to play an active role in caring for our environment. He grew up in New York City disconnected from nature like so many urban youth of color from low-income communities. He believes that engaging people of color with the environment is one of the last civil rights battles.
Anthony has spent the last 25 years connecting thousands of youth with transformative experiences in nature. Using the skills he learned at Hampshire, he has documented Eagle Eye's work over the years to both promote the organization as well as the need for inclusion in environmental work.
Anthony is also a Korean Zen Sword Master, poet/songwriter and videographer.
Eagle Eye Institute is committed to diversity so that all people are engaged in the conservation and protection of our natural resources. Their programming is based out of their 200-acre conservation forest land in The Berkshires.
For more information on the Eagle Eye Institute and what they do, visit http://eagleeyei.org/sample-page/. RSVP (optional) @ http://bit.do/anthony-sanchez
Join filmmaker and Hampshire alum, Shalini Kantayya, for a screening of "Catching the Sun." Shalini, who studied Media Studies and International Human Rights at Hampshire in the early 2000s, will hold a Q&A session following the film.
Climate Fictions: Communicating climate change through journalism and creative writing
Friday, April 14th @ 12:00 pm, FPH WLH
Kert Davies (80F) is the founder of the Climate Investigations Center, and a well-known researcher, media spokesperson and climate activist who has been conducting corporate accountability research and campaigns for more than 20 years. His projects include ExxonSecrets, which helped to expose payments to climate denial scientists; and PolluterWatch, a program at Greenpeace which launched the report Koch Industries: Secretly Funding the Climate Denial
Charlene D'Avanzo (Hampshire College professor emerita) is a marine ecologist and award-winning environmental educator. She studied the Northeast coast for over 30 years. Her Mara Tucson Maine Oceanography mystery series immerses readers in the science and politics of climate change on Maine's coast. "Cold Blood, Hot Sea," the first installment of the series, is a Foreward Indie Review mystery finalist.