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AFE 2022: A Sea Change: Reshaping the Ideas that Shape Us with Writer and Philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore, Ph.D.
February 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Alaska Forum on the Environment is pleased to announce that Kathleen Dean Moore will return to provide a Keynote address sharing perspectives on climate change impacts and the environment.
Kathleen Dean Moore, Ph.D., is a philosopher and writer, whose most recent books include Great Tide Rising; Earth’s Wild Music; and Bearing Witness: The Human Rights Case Against Fracking and Climate Change. Her co-edited book, Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril has just published its tenth anniversary edition. Formerly Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University, Moore left academia to focus on writing and speaking about the climate and extinction crises on the ground. She wrote the scripts for a number of short films, including “Bedrock Rights: Global Action Against Fracking and Climate Change,” “The Extinction Variations,” and twenty “Animal Interludes” — Raven, Common Murre, Albatross, Sapsucker, etc. Moore lives in Tenakee Springs, Alaska and Corvallis, Oregon.
Kathleen’s keynote will discuss how Alaskan settlers brought with them a set of powerful ideas about the nature of the world and its inhabitants, a European worldview that has shaped Alaska’s recent history and defined its options. As these ideas begin to unravel in the face of climate change, what ideas about land, justice, and hope might tell a different story about who we are and how we can protect the future?