Hip hop philosophy forester to give talk at MSU

Thomas Easley, Assistant Dean of Community and Inclusion from Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, will give a talk to Michigan State University April 16 on integrating hip hop and forestry into his teaching and philosophy.

April 2, 2019 - Author:

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EAST LANSING, MICH –

Thomas Easley, Assistant Dean of Community and Inclusion from Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, will give a talk to Michigan State University April 16 on integrating hip hop and forestry into his teaching and philosophy. The talk is free and open to the public.

Dr. Easley’s talk, a part of the Forest Paths Distinguished Speaker Series, titled ‘Relationships, History, Hip Hop and Forestry: Integrating Diversity and Inclusion in Environmental Sciences,’ will be held in room 1345 of the Engineering Building at MSU at 4:00 pm. Dr. Easley will address issues that connect respect for a diversity of people and respect for the environment. “I work to see the many layers of each individual to guide my decision making in my day to day duties in forestry and environmental studies,” says Easley. The talk will include Easley’s experiences of navigating complex environments and developing relationships across many identities.

The Forest Paths Distinguished Speaker Series, hosted by the MSU Department of Forestry, is now in its third year. The series is designed to connect distinguished forestry leaders from around the world with students, faculty, staff and the community. Dr. Easley’s presentation is co-sponsored by the MSU Science Festival and is supported by a Creating Inclusive Excellence grant from MSU’s Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.

For more information, please contact Lauren Noel at lnoel@msu.edu.

Tags: department of forestry, diversity, diversity & inclusion, equity, forestry


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