NC Museum of History
Community Event

Public Lecture: Carolyn Finney

carolyn finney

Join us for a free lecture by Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors.

Carolyn Finney, PhD is a storyteller, author, and a cultural geographer. She is deeply interested in issues related to identity, difference, creativity, and resilience. In particular, Dr. Finney explores how issues of difference impacts participation in decision-making processes designed to address environmental issues. More broadly she likes to trouble our theoretical and methodological edges that shape knowledge production and determine whose knowledge counts.

The aim of her work is to develop greater cultural competency within environmental organizations and institutions, challenge media outlets on their representation of difference, and increase awareness of how privilege shapes who gets to speak to environmental issues and determine policy and action.

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Doors open at 6:00pm, lecture begins at 6:30pm.


Location: 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601