Perspectives on Environment, Social Justice, and the Media in the Age of the Anthropocene

Thursday, 8 June 2017
An Interdisciplinary Research-Planning Conference of the 1HOPE Research Interest Group, in cooperation with: Benedictine University, Associazione Italiana di Sociologia, Fondazione Sardinia, Associazione Sassarese di Filosofia e Scienza, and “Mathesis-Dialogo tra Saperi”.
The acronym 1HOPE stands for “One Humanity-One Planet Endeavor”.
Through the discussion at the conference we will explore possible links among three phenomena that are observed globally as well as locally and that we judge constitute a potential threat to humanity’s material and spiritual survival: the destruction of the environment, the erosion of social justice, and the failure of the media to provide the citizens with pictures of reality upon which they can act. In the final analysis, these attacks on the environment, social justice, and media intelligence are an outcome of a dysfunctional society driven by corporate and political interests that are in conflict with those of humanity as a whole.