Positionality and Accountability in Climate Advocacy

Sarah Myhre

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Navigating climate action, activism, and organizing is hard as an individual. What can one person do in the face of such vast, planetary problem?  Understanding positionality, agency, and privilege are vital skills for activists and organizations. This talk will explore the intersections of advocacy, responsibility, organizing, and the digital information environment. 


Sarah Myhre

Dr. Sarah Myhre is the Program Director for Climate Advocacy and Democracy Reform, at the Glaser Progress Foundation.

Dr. Myhre is an ocean and climate scientist, science communicator, and environmental justice activist, perhaps best known for her feminist approach to climate change mitigation. She’s the founder and Executive Director of the Rowan Institute, a non-profit focused on climate change leadership, and a founding board member of 500 Women Scientists, a “grassroots organization started by four women who met in graduate school…committ[ed] to speak[ing] up for science and for marginalized communities in science.” In 2017 she was declared one of the “Most Influential Seattleites” by Seattle Magazine. She received doctoral training in paleoceanography, climate change, geochemistry and marine ecology from the University of California at Davis.

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The Environmental Speaker Series is hosted by the College of the Environment at Western Washington University.

The Series is free and open to the public.

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Presentations are held each Thursday at 4:30pm On-campus and ONLINE.


Due to the pandemic, the in-person presentations are not open to the public. However, the talks will be live-streamed ONLINE for the off-campus audience.


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