NAZCCA and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will feature a presentation and discussion by Dr. Frances Julia Riemer that explores the many issues of social inequity in Climate Change: What's Gender Got to Do with It? How Women will lead us to a More Sustainable Future.
We will examine the higher risks and greater burdens on women from the impacts of climate change, and discuss the ways in which unequal participation in decision-making processes and labor markets compound these effects, and prevent women from fully contributing to climate-related planning, policy-making, and implementation. We also discuss the critical roles played by women in response to climate change. Across the globe, women’s knowledge of sustainable practices at the household and community levels and women’s participation at the political level has resulted in a greater focus and responsiveness to community needs and climate-related programs and policies.
This presentation is free and open to the public.
Dr. Frances Julia Riemer is Professor of Educational Foundations and Associate Faculty/former Director of Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Northern Arizona University. An educational anthropologist who has conducted ethnographic research in the US, Africa, and Latin America; she focuses on change and issues of equity and access, gender, development and sustainable communities, as well as cultural differences and social organizations of community, school, and workplace. Dr. Riemer also serves on the Board of Directors of Northern Arizona Climate Change Alliance.