2022 Ecofeminism Summit

The 2022 Ecofeminism Summit (April 18 - 27) will explore the intersection of social oppression and environmental justice through a series of events featuring Leah Thomas, Vandana Shiva, Heidi Hutner and our very own, CodeRed UIUC.

Be one of the first 100 students to register and receive a FREE copy of The Intersectional Environmentalist & a menstrual cup!




April 18 @ 12 noon

 "Eco-grief & Ecofeminism" with Heidi Hutner
Zoom Registration Link: go.illinois.edu/HeidiHutner

Heidi Hutner, Associate Professor in English and Sustainability, Women’s and Gender Studies Affiliate, Director of the Sustainability Studies Program (SoMAS), and Associate Dean in SoMAS, teaches and writes about environmental literature and film, environmental justice, ecofeminism, ecocriticism, and media. Her courses are interdisciplinary and, in addition to traditional academic study, often include hands-on experiential work such as hiking, environmental activism, gardening, and creative writing. Hutner's journey into environmentalism and sustainability began through the study of the links between toxic pollution and disease in the writing of Rachel Carson and Sandra Steingraber. This led to her teaching courses and writing about toxics and cancer in literature and film. More recently, Dr. Hutner's work expanded to include a larger range of environmental issues as they are represented in literature, film and other media-- such as global warming and climate change, radioactive nuclear pollution, food/agricultural and animal rights, and general sustainability/energy issues. Dr. Hutner is also the faculty advisor for the Environmental Humanities Major and Minor in the Sustainability Studies program. 


April 20 @ 10 am

"Reclaiming the Commons and Biodiversity" with Vandana Shiva
Zoom Registration Link: go.illinois.edu/VandanaShiva

Dr. Vandana Shiva is trained as a Physicist and did her Ph.D. on the subject “Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory” from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. In 1991, she founded Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially needed native seed, the promotion of organic farming and fair trade. Forbes magazine in November 2010 has identified Dr. Vandana Shiva is one of the top Seven most Powerful Women on the Globe.



April 25 @ 12 noon

"Period Justice: How You Can Advocate for Menstruation Equity" with CodeRed UIUC
in person, Women's Resources Center

About CodeRed UIUC: CodeRed is a registered student organization at UIUC that focuses on period activism and everything else about menstrual cycles. CodeRed is striving to achieve period equity for all women. We feel that all women should have access to every period product available no matter their circumstance.



April 27 @ 3 pm

 "The Intersectional Environmentalist" with Leah Thomas
Zoom Registration Link: go.illinois.edu/LeahThomas

Leah Thomas, who is also the founder of eco-lifestyle blog @greengirlleah, uses her multiple years of eco-focused educational and work experience to inform her ever-expanding list of projects, as well as her audience of ​​more than 400k followers across channels. A graduate of Chapman University with a B.S. in Environmental Science & Policy and a cluster in Comparative World Religions, Leah has interned twice with the National Park Service and has worked at leading green companies, including eco-friendly soap company Ecos and most recently, Patagonia.