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Nov 17
Center for Women Writers presents The Natural World: Environmental Racism and Reproductive Justice
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Tammy Gomez

Regional scholar Danielle Purifoy will join us along with multimedia artist Tammy Melody Gomez to discuss the impact of environmental waste on communities of color.

Tammy Gomez is a writer, multimedia artist, and theater maker who has performed throughout the US, Mexico, and Nepal. Her poems and essays are featured in numerous collections. Gomez is profiled in Las Tejanas: 300 Years of History (UT Press, 2003), and she is featured in the documentary Voices from Texas. Gomez is a member of the Macondo Writers Workshop and a 2015–2018 Black Earth Institute Fellow.

Danielle Purifoy is a lawyer and a current doctoral candidate in environmental politics and African American studies at Duke University. Her current research focuses on the intersection of racial segregation and local political place in the production of environmental inequality in North Carolina. Purifoy is an editor for Scalawag and a board member of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network.

Sponsored by Black Earth Institute


Library Assembly Room, Gramley Library


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