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Webinar: Eddy at New Paltz: Centering Racial Equity as we Co-create a Sustainable Culture

February 8, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Sustainability has expanded to include issues of racial equity in a way that also embraces the interdisciplinarity of academic study. This webinar will introduce Eddy at New Paltz, a co-creative, evolving, and embodied learning lab. This collaborative initiative explores how the campus and wider community might, together, live, learn and educate around values and practices that are care-driven, relational, restorative, just, sustainable, and focused on the long-term wellbeing of all beings. The presenters explore the challenges and potentials of building bridges and projects across racial, disciplinary, and social divides and share their experiences using the social change framework Theory U and related embodied practices.

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Andrea Frank, Associate Professor, SUNY New Paltz

Andrea Frank is an Associate Professor in Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Her creative practice focuses on eco- and social system complexity, and questions of collective responsibility and sustainability. She engages mixed media for her visual work, and embraces collaborative experiential engagement processes as part of her new paradigm research. She exhibits her work and conducts workshops internationally. Recent publications include Lossy: Toward a Sensory Ecology published by Aracne Editrice and the artist book Beloved Child: The War Book published by Visual Studies Workshop. She is a Climate Interactive Ambassador, a member of the Sustainability Faculty Fellows Steering Committee at SUNY New Paltz, and co-founder of Eddy at New Paltz.


Anthony Dandridge, faculty member at the State University of New York, S.U.N.Y. New Paltz

Anthony S. Dandridge is a faculty member in the Department of Black Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz. His pedagogy, scholarship and activism are grounded in interdisciplinarity, interdependence, and identity as they inform wide-ranging, yet compatible, interests including metaphysics, environmental justice, mindfulness, cultural trauma and sustainability. As an Afrocentrist, he prioritizes cultural frameworks as productive ways of understanding phenomena in our socio-natural world. He operationalizes his work in a very flexible way that recognizes the value and impact of diverse methods, mediums and communities while also being grounded in a set of core principles. Committed to bridging the socially constructed gaps between the college and community, he models a host of roles internal and external to his academic institution. In part he is a Sustainability Faculty Fellow at SUNY New Paltz, co-founder of Eddy at SUNY New Paltz, co-founder of Black Lives Matter at School at SUNY New Paltz, co-founder of the SUNY Black Faculty and Staff Collective, a member of the D.E.I. Council at New Paltz, a D.E.I. Faculty Fellow, and co-director of the Faculty and Staff Contemplative Group.



February 8, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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