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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,
Ben Mylius,
Sebastian Östlund,
Charlotte Vyt,

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:

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.

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 as events are scheduled. Convert event times to your local time zone at

What Is Planetary Justice?
Date: 31 March, 2021

Time: 1 p.m. PT

Event Details:

During this session, Christine Winter will facilitate a conversation on planetary justice by excavating some of the philosophic parameters that may limit any hope of planetary justice, and from there map out some thoughts on a hopeful framing. Do feel welcome to join us for what looks to be a very generative session!

Contact for Access:

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