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Mother Earth Meets the Anthropocene (“The Age of Man”): An Ecofeminist/Environmental Justice Assessment Talk Event

February 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST



“The Anthropocene,” or “Age of Man,” is a proposed name for the current geological age, one, its proponents claim to be a new era where “humans” have become a vast force capable of overwhelming the vast forces of “Nature.” This illustrated talk considers the sexed, gendered, racialized and otherwise political concept of “The Anthropocene” in dialogue with concept with the ancient reality of “Mother Nature” or Mother Earth, common to indigenous ecological knowledge as well as contemporary ecofeminist and environmental justice perspectives.

This talk event will be held in the afternoon (from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM CST) of February 20, 2024, at Student Center East at UIC (750 S. Halsted) in the Cardinal Room. To RSVP, please click here. Click here for the downloadable PDF of the flyer.



Jane Caputi is Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Florida Atlantic University. She has written four books, most recently Call Your “Mutha”: A Deliberately Dirty-Minded Manifesto for the Earth Mother in the Anthropocene (Oxford University Press, 2020). She also has made two educational documentaries, The Pornography of Everyday Life (2006) distributed by Berkeley Media and Feed the Green: Feminist Voices for the Earth (2016), distributed by Women Make Movies. Dr. Caputi, in 2016, was named Eminent Scholar of the Year by the American Culture/Popular Culture Association and in 2020 the Association for the Study of Women in Mythology gave her their annual “Saga Award” for contributions to women’s history and culture.



February 20
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST


Great Cities Institute
Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy


UIC Student Center East, Cardinal Room
750 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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