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The Western

Planetary Justice

Community Co-Chairs
• Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, Case Western Reserve University, Organising Committee, Secretary
• Ben Mylius, Columbia University, Organising Committee
• Sebastian Östlund, Umeå University, Organising Committee
• Charlotte Vyt, University of Namur, Organising Committee

How to Participate:
People interested in participating should feel free to reach out to any of us as they feel most comfortable:
Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, bendik-keymer@case.edu
Ben Mylius, b.mylius@columbia.edu
Sebastian Östlund, sebastian.ostlund@umu.se
Charlotte Vyt, charlotte.vyt@unamur.be

How to Support
WPSA is not requiring any fees or membership dues to participate in its Virtual Communities during the 2020-2021 Pilot Program. Many people are volunteering their labor to make that possible, a model that will not be sustainable if we are to continue offering this program on a more permanent basis.

If you would like to support this initiative now and increase its viability for the future, please consider donating to help pay for administrative and IT costs. We especially invite participants who are not currently dues-paying members of WPSA to contribute. We suggest a sliding-scale of $5-$25 as you are able. You may contribute here: https://www.wpsanet.org/forms/donation.php

Community Focus
This virtual community will consist in conversations and exchanges around the general theme of planetary justice, drawing on pluralistic methods.

Intended Participants
This virtual community was designed with academics and practitioners in mind – all those working in and around the area of planetary justice who want to engage in the group’s focus and open manner of collaborating.

Purpose
We wish to explore post-colonial studies and social epistemology as well as standard discourse around justice, social movements, and planetary scaled normative problems, with a focus on modelling these conversations and explorations in an epistemically plural way. We also wish to foster collaborations between members of the community.

Kinds of Events Planned
Because of our commitment to epistemic pluralism and epistemic justice, we offer presenters the space to present whatever sort of work they’d like, in whatever form they’d like.

• You might like to present a story from your life, tell us about a powerful experience, offer us two ideas you feel are connected but haven’t been able to consciously articulate a connection between or tell us about a thinker you’ve been puzzling over but haven’t finished reading; etc.
• If you’d like a more “conventional” workshop experience, you’re welcome to convene that too.

We will hold monthly meetings.

Upcoming Events
Information about upcoming events will be posted here and on the unified Virtual Communities calendar at www.wpsanet.org/virtual/calendar.php as events are scheduled. Convert event times to your local time zone at www.worldtimebuddy.com.

The Meaning and Making of Planetary Justice
Date: September 30, 2020

Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. PST
10 p.m. – 12 a.m. (midnight) CEST
06 a.m. – 08 a.m. (+1 day) AEST
08 a.m. – 10 a.m. (+1 day) NZST

Event Details:

The Meaning and Making of Planetary Justice

During this session we will facilitate a conversation about the meaning of ‘planetary justice’ and about which actions we can and should perform to achieve such justice. The session is intended to involve an open multidirectional conversation where different viewpoints from different people are given space and consideration.

Contact for Access:
Register to the event through this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/
1_pmXnrf7ef4L56vu6C0Qr34AuHn1zHEFVC6fUnWa4Rw/

If you have questions about the event, please contact:
Sebastian Östlund, organising committee (sebastian.ostlund [… at …] umu.se)