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AASHE’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education 2020

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We’re proud to announce that PCC is a Host Institution Sponsor for AASHE’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE). This event will deliver inspiring content, engaging networking opportunities, and thought-provoking keynote speakers and presenters – now virtually produced with a global audience of innovative professionals committed to a more sustainable future. PCC’s participation as a host institution was graciously supported by the student-funded Eco-Social Justice Grant.   

Humanity faces a series of intensifying and interrelated social and ecological crises. Solving these crises requires a holistic transformation: a shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy. With a theme of “Mobilizing for a Just Transition,” AASHE’s GCSHE will focus on centering justice within this transformation and ensuring that no one is left behind. 

The GCSHE 2020 will bring notable keynote speakers to contribute to numerous discussion areas. Speakers include:

  • Ibram X. Kendi, who is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a Humanities professor at Boston University and the founding director of the BU center for Antiracist Research. Professor Kendi will provide a new frame for understanding racism and provide guidance on how to be an antiracist. 
  • Sara Goldrick-Rab, Ph.D, is known for her innovative research on food and housing insecurity in higher education and her work on making public education free. Dr.Goldrick-Rab will speak about meeting students’ basic needs during the pandemic and the economic turmoil associated with remote learning during a pandemic. 
  • Sean Sweeney, Ph.D. is the director of the International Program on Labor, Climate and Environment at the School of Labor and Urban Studies, City University of New York. Dr. Sweeney will talk about the concept of the just transition and why public ownership is necessary to achieve the transformative potential of a just transition. 

AASHE’s GCSHE will continue to announce keynote speakers, check the conference website for updates! 

The AASHE’s GCSHE will be held virtually Tuesday October 20, 2020 to Thursday October 22, 2020. To register use the following link. As a host institution, all PCC students, faculty and staff are eligible to receive free registration when registering with their PCC email address and the promo code: PCCEDU090820. Please email briar.schoon@pcc.edu with any questions.

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