4th Annual International SCORAI Conference

Jun 09 2020 Posted: 14:16 IST

During this time of disruption, widespread suffering and elevated outrage about the racial and economic injustices of our societies, the SCORAI community will be coming together this week (June 10-12th) for the 4th International SCORAI conference focusing on Sustainable Consumption and Social Justice in an Urbanizing World.  Chaired by Prof Frances Fahy from NUI Galway and Prof Jennie Stephens from Northeastern University Boston, this virtual conference provides us with a valuable opportunity to share ideas and catalyze transformative change:  https://cssh.northeastern.edu/scorai2020/ 

We have an inspiring program that will engage directly with the transformative moment we are in.  The conference will open on Wednesday June 10th with a keynote reflection by Esteban Kelly, a visionary leader of the solidarity economy and Executive Director of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives. This will be followed by a keynote presentation by Sherilyn MacGregor from Manchester University on integrating social justice into sustainable consumption work to set the stage for the rest of the conference.  The exciting conference program then has multiple parallel sessions on a wide diversity of issue areas, additional inspiring keynotes, yoga classes for all conference participants each day, and an art exhibit that critically examines issues of consumption.

 With over 340 researchers, activists, and practitioners already registered from 33 countries, and 6 continents, the conference has representatives from all the SCORAI hubs across the globe.  More information is available here: https://cssh.northeastern.edu/scorai2020/

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