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GCSC Seminar: Catalina de Onís “La lucha sigue: Translating Energy Justice for Multiple Audiences”

September 6, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MDT

Catalina de Onís, University of Oregon. Read more here:

Online via Zoom. Register to attend:

This presentation highlights urgent environmental, climate, and energy controversies and injustices in Puerto Rico, while also documenting how many grassroots energy actors resist and build alternatives to the suffocating status quo. Focusing on translation broadly construed, this presentation reflects on several collaborative, public-facing projects, including a bilingual environmental justice children’s book and a documentary about energy justice struggles in Jobos Bay communities in Puerto Rico. The speaker also will reflect on how these works shaped and are shaped by her book Energy Islands: Metaphors of Power, Extractivism, and Justice in Puerto Rico (UC Press, 2021). The talk will encourage reflections on the importance of naming different problems (e.g., energy coloniality and energy privilege) and possibilities (e.g., energy justice) and also will encourage audience members to consider and communicate their own ways of translating environmental, climate, and energy justice topics.


September 6, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MDT
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