Prescott College To Host Virtual Master’s Colloquium “Climate Justice” November 5-6

Master's Colloquium 2021

Prescott College’s Annual Master’s Colloquium is set for November 5-6 and will feature an exciting line-up of presentations, workshops, and discussions. Prescott College is proud to welcome Dr. Kyle Whyte—organizer and University of Michigan faculty—as the 2021 Master’s Colloquium keynote speaker. The Colloquium will be held virtually this year.

Open Sessions include:

Welcome and General Opening, 11/5 at 9 AM AZ time (PST) with President Barbara Morris, Ph.D. and Stacey L. Carrillo, Ph.D., NCC, Dean for Graduate Studies
Conversation with Our Chief Diversity Officer, 11/5 at 3:30  AZ time (PST) with Anita Fernandez, Ph.D.
Keynote Presentation, "Indigenous Peoples' Climate Justice Movements" on 11/6 at 10 AM AZ time (PST) featuring Kyle Whyte, Ph.D., Professor and Organizer at the University of Michigan. Dr. Whyte's presentation provides an overview of the many different Indigenous-led efforts to achieve climate justice. Indigenous efforts have ranged from direct confrontations against extractive industries to policy work at international and national levels to knowledge networks seeking to reform climate science to innovations at the level of local practical planning processes based on Indigenous wisdom. Most recently, Indigenous peoples have struggled to achieve equity in national and global efforts to facilitate a just transition toward renewable energy. The presentation will explore some of the more philosophical and value-based aspects of Indigenous contributions to climate justice, including emerging theories of kinship and anti colonial resistance.

Dr. Whyte’s work focuses on the problems and possibilities Indigenous peoples face regarding climate change, environmental justice, and food sovereignty. His website,, features general information and links about his research and projects, drafts of his published and forthcoming articles and short essays, teaching and research materials on #NoDAPL and Indigenous climate justice, and places where you can follow updates.

Prescott’s Master's Colloquium provides both information and inspiration as students continue on their learning path. A complete schedule of events provides the opportunity for students to present research, ideas, and work-in-progress to peers and faculty, receiving both support and challenge in return. The colloquium also includes opportunities to learn about the work of others in the field, interact with their faculty virtually, and gather with their cohort of fellow learners.

To view the full schedule of Colloquium events, click here

To register, click here