Striving for Social Justice
Colin and Kathleen consider themselves part of the Auburn community, as well as part of the global community. One problem continuing to persist in both is systemic racism. In 2020, they embraced the #BlackLivesMatter movement and took part in 'Sparking a Dialogue' to bring attention to the fight for social justice. Hopefully these signs will not be needed in the future, but until then, we want our global and local community to know that we stand with them. We cannot afford to be complacent. We cannot afford to be silent. We cannot afford to be optimistic. We all need to act to bring social justice to our world.
To read more about Colin's take on social justice issues, check out his blog.
Climate justice is social justice. That's why I was excited to present to the College of Forestry, Wildlife, and the Environment in September 2022 about how business can help lead the charge to a more sustainable--and therefore, more just--future. Government and policymakers are slow (by design). Customers can only react to what the market provides. Therefore, business may be the most agile and motivated to move the needle. This talk pushed me out of my comfort zone, but to move the needle on sustainability, cross-disciplinary collaboration is essential, particularly between the hard and soft sciences. I look forward to continuing these conversations.