The Women Writing about the Environment Event

Women Writing about the Environment: Strong Voices Impacting Change Event


On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, the WNBA-NYC chapter partnered with Pace University’s Dyson College to present the panel titled “Women Writing about the Environment: Strong Voices Impacting Change.” Andrew RevkinSenior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University, moderated the panel that consisted of five strong-voiced women who each spoke about their environmental passions and the ways in which their art explains these passions to the world. The panel featured Marina Zurkow, Eve Andree Laramee, Amy King, Melanie Dupuis, and Irene O’Garden, all artists and writers with the strong wills of scientists. The science world needs more women like these five to speak fervently about environmental crises, and certainly there are. As Andrew Revkin joked, many have claimed the lack of women in science issue as a “Manthropocene,” cleverly playing off the word of “anthropocene,” the time period that began when human activities began to hugely impact the global environment. With women like those who spoke at this panel, we can rest assured that a “Manthropocene” is farther off.

The first half of the night consisted of each artist showcasing their favorite works and what these works meant to them. Marina ZurkowProfessor in the Interactive Technology Program (ITP) at NYU, led the panel with a taste of her own visual work. Through simple yet beautiful animations, Marina invites viewers to watch their own environmental impacts unfold.

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Link of the Week: The Levo League

“Levo” is a Latin word, which means “to smooth, polish, or otherwise improve.” It is also the root of the word, “elevate,” which is the Levo League’s hope and intention for young, female professionals. The Levo League was founded in 2011 by Caroline Ghosn and Amanda Pouchot. Together, these two women created an organization that strives to help young women establish themselves in the workplace during the onset of their professional lives. The Levo League provides exceptional resources, such as advice and pointers, networking tools, and job opportunities, that will help women of all backgrounds advance in the workplace.

International Women’s Day!

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day!  In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we thought we would celebrate by sharing the words of some amazing female authors.  The Library of Congress’s Women’s History Month website has a selection of webcasts from their 2011 National Book Festival, which they have made available for the month of March.  Follow this link to hear premier female authors discussing their books.