Update from the President

Dear Pioneers,

I hope you all had a great Fall Break! Below you will find information on the Environmental Affairs Symposium and the SAAB Grants Assistant position.

Adam Fractor
ASLC President

Environmental Affairs Symposium

Next week, the 19th Annual Environmental Affairs Symposium will take place fromOctober 18th to the 20th. This year’s focus is Equity and Earth: Intersections of Social Justice and Environment. Here is a description from the Lewis & Clark College website:

“Some of the most pressing issues of our time concern uneven access to the elements of a good life, including security, employment, education, access to resources, and relative freedom from environmental threats. Addressing the interwoven social, political, and biophysical actors and processes that frame these inequities requires a thoughtful environmentalism, one that allows humans their place in “the environment.” Some facets of modern environmental thinking, such as the environmental justice movement, have emphasized issues of equity, most notably in relation to the distribution of environmental goods and burdens. But many other connections are ripe for fuller exploration.

This year’s symposium highlights intersections between issues of social justice and environment, probing the emphases and gaps in scholarship and activism. Through a keynote dialog and three panels, we will consider questions such as: What and whose priorities have been foregrounded as modern environmentalism has taken shape, and whose interests have been overlooked? How does crisis illuminate the vulnerabilities and inequities in our communities and institutions? How are aims for improving quality of life for citizens around the globe best achieved, and how can well-intentioned efforts sometimes go astray?”

SAAB Grants Director Assistant Position

The SAAB Grants Department is looking for someone to fill the Program Assistant position. As an assistant to SAAB you will receive a stipend of $150 per semester. The assistant will be responsible for recording and distributing grant meeting minutes, publicizing SAAB’s programs and activities through social media, and assisting the director of representatives. This opportunity will further administrative skills and students’ on campus leadership experience. Please contact saabgrants@lclark.edu if you are interested. Please be prepared to interview for the position.