In this group we’ll be reading BIPOC authors discussing the climate crisis in fiction and non-fiction works. Open to everyone!

If you’re interested in joining, please contact Danielle DiNovelli-Lang ( and/or Barbara Leckie (

Up Next:

24 April 2023, 7PM, (contact us for location information*): Olufemi Taiwo’s Reconsidering Reparations (2022)

*Our winter meetings will be taking place in-person, pending COVID safety guidelines. However, we also welcome virtual participation in the meetings. If you’d like to zoom-in to our discussion, please email Danielle or Barbara.

Past Meetings:

Winter 2023 Schedule

6 March 2023, 7PM: Malcolm Ferdinand’s Decolonial Ecology (2022)

Fall 2022 Schedule

2 November, 11AM, Dunton Tower Room 1816: Max Liboiron, Pollution is Colonialism (2021)

13 December, 11AM, Dunton Tower Room 1811: Alexis Wright’s The Swan Book (2013)

Summer 2021 Schedule

26 July, 3:00PM:  N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season (the first book in the Broken Earth Trilogy) (2015)

Winter 2021 Schedule

18 January, 1:00 PM:  Waubgeshig Rice, Moon of the Crusted Snow (2018)

22 February, 1:00 PM: Katherine McKittrick, ed., Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human as Praxis (2015)

29 March, 1:00PM: Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower (1993)

10 May, 1:00PM: Nick Estes, Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance (2019)

Fall 2020 Schedule

16 November, 2:30PM: Our first book is Cherie Dimaline, The Marrow Thieves (2017)

14 December, 2:30PM: Christina Sharpe, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016)

Tentative book list:


  • Octavia Butler, The Parable of the Sower
  • Cherie Dimaline, The Marrow Thieves 
  • N.K. Jemisin, The Broken Earth Trilogy
  • Waubgeshig Rice, Moon of the Crusted Snow
  • Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones 


  • Joshua Bennett, Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man 
  • Ailton Krenak, Ideas to Postpone the end of the World
  • Amitov Ghosh, The Great Derangement
  • Tiffany Lethabo King, The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies
  • Christina Sharpe, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being
  • Lauret Savoy, Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape
  • Kathyrn Yusoff, A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None
  • Ian Baucom, History 4 Degrees Celsius