IEW 2023: Local-Global Sustainability

Braided Knowledges for a Sustainable Future:
Rivers, Indigenous Communities, Justice

November 13-17, 2023

International Education Week 2023

Pre-week Engagement  •  Daily Programming  •  Week-long Inititatives  •  IEW Fair  •  Faculty/Staff Partners

Each November, in recognition of International Education Week, the UR community "meets in another culture" here on campus. This year, we undertake a week-long summit with shared experiential learning on local-global sustainability topics from perspectives of Richmond partners and colleagues from around the world. The goal is to bring local and global scholars and activists into dialogue, held on a university campus with expertise bridging knowledge sets and worldviews for sustainable change.

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Plenary Addresses & Roundtables

A series of plenary addresses and roundtable discussions will highlight the programming and community learning opportunities during International Education Week. Invited guests from partner universities overseas and indigenous communities both local and global will share their knowledge and lead discussion. Plenary addresses will live streamed via Zoom Webinar.

IE Week Daily Programming Calendar

Monday
November

13

IEW Opening Plenary
9 & 10:30 a.m. INTC Commons
"Water is Life" by Daniel Wildcat and "I am the River, the River is me'" by Jacinta Ruru; brief panel and audience discussion
Zoom link
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Tucker Boatwright Festival Keynote
4:30 p.m. Humanities Commons
Address by Kiara Vigil
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Consider This
6 p.m. Chaplaincy Dinner
(by invitation only)

Tuesday
November

14

Virtual Gallery Talk & Breakfast
8:15 a.m. INTC Gallery
"Fragile Interconnectedness: Greenland & the Amazon"
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Plenary Session
9 a.m. INTC Commons
Addresses by Wewito Piyãko & Chief Walt "Red Hawk" Brown
Zoom link
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Discussion Roundtables
10:30 a.m. INTC

  • Community Climate Adaptation
  • Indigenous Leaders as Defenders of the Environment
  • Community Science & Collaborative Learning

FILM: Headwaters Down
Screening & Discussion
7 p.m. INTC Commons

Wednesday
November

15

Discussion Roundtables
9 a.m. INTC

  • Building Sustainability into Education
  • Technology & Storytelling
  • Gender Equity & Sustainability Leadership

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Coffee & Maps
10:15 a.m. Spatial Analysis Lab (3rd floor INTC)
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GIS Day Plenary Session
10:45 a.m. INTC Commons
"Empowering Mapping and Justice" addresses by Steve DeRoy; the Transboundary Commission of the Juruá/Yurúa River
Zoom link
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IEW Local-Global Sustainability Fair
3:30-5:30 p.m. Alice Haynes Room, THC
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International Dinner
4:30-8 p.m. Heilman Dining Center
"Hyper-local sourcing, global cuisine"

Thursday
November

16

IEW Summation
9 a.m. INTC Commons
60-second videos by UR's Green Spiders Abroad

Summit summation address by David Orr
Zoom link

iNaturalist Bioblitz
4 p.m. Eco-Corridor

IE Week Fair

Local-Global Sustainability

The IEW Fair on Wednesday, November 15 will feature 20 presenters and stations, representing a wide variety of community research and activism toward both local and global sustainability efforts. Fair presenters and topics to include: sustainability in study abroad, mapping the Amazon, global sustainability in children’s literature, and much more!


Week-long Programming & Resources

Opportunities to engage at your own pace, on your own timeline

Workshop Participant Excursions

As part of IE Week, invited workshop participants and UR guests will engage with RVA and the James River on afternoon experiential excursions. Space is limited.

Riverside Walk - Monday, November 13, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Includes the Floodwall, Pipeline Walk, Brown’s Island, and T Pott Bridge

Pontoon Excursion on the James - Tuesday, November 14, 1:30-7:30 p.m.
Includes Presquile National Wildlife Refuge, Henricus Historical Park,
Dutch Gap, and Chesterfield Power Station

UR Faculty & Staff Involvement

Sarah Adams
Sara Adams

Assistant Director, Community-Engaged Learning

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Rob Andrejewski
Rob Andrejewski

Director of Sustainability

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Tyler Betzhold
Tyler Betzhold

Executive Chef

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Alicia Díaz
Alicia Díaz

Associate Professor of Dance

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Dr. Kristine Grayson
Kristine Grayson

Associate Professor of Biology

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Daniel Hart
Daniel Hart

Associate Director of Sustainability and Environmental Justice

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Rev. Jamie Lynn Haskins
Rev. Jamie Lynn Haskins

Chaplain for Spiritual Life

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Dr. Patricia Herrera
Patricia Herrera

Interim Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB)

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Ms. Angela Leeper
Angela Leeper

Director of Curriculum Materials Center

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Dr. Todd Lookingbill
Todd Lookingbill

Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment

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Derek Miller
Derek Miller

Assistant Director, Community Relationships and Community-Engaged Learning

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Shahan Mufti
Shahan Mufti

Associate Professor of Journalism

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Dr. Kyle Redican
Kyle Redican

Spatial Analysis Lab Director

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Dr. David S. Salisbury
David Salisbury

Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment

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Dr. Christopher R. von Rueden
Chris von Rueden

Associate Professor of Leadership Studies

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Dr. David E. Wilkins
David Wilkins

Professor, E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professor in Leadership Studies

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IEW 2023 Partners

Many thanks to the numerous UR units for their co-sponsorship in IE Week programming:

Bonner Center for Civic Engagement  •  Center for Student Involvement  •  Dining Services
Jepson School of Leadership Studies  •  Office of the Chaplaincy  •  Office of the Provost 
Office for Sustainability  •  School of Arts & Sciences  •  Spatial Analysis Lab