Cynthia Thomashow

Dr. Cynthia Thomashow, founding director and currently the Academic Manager of the MA in Education with Urban Environmental Education (UEE) program at Antioch Seattle, published the article “Moving toward Anti-Racism in the Environmental Field” in The Nature of Cities. Thomashow brings together stories from AUS urban environmental education BIPOC students after graduation in order to capture their multicultural perspectives and their experiences with environmental work.

“This article is a statement of gratitude for experiences that have moved me toward antiracist environmental education. The last 20 years of my life have been a story of reckoning and awakening to pervasive racism and its effect on the environmental field. I was never taught the history of enslavement, or the racist legacy embedded in U.S. systems and institutions. I am beginning to understand its impact on environmental education.”

Read the full article here.