Alfred Vick will present Retracing the Trail of Tears: Discovering Strategies for (Cultural) Sustainability on Tuesday, September 24th, at the University of Georgia Founders House.
Professor Alfie Vick is the Georgia Power Professor of Environmental Ethics in the College of Environment and Design, where he teaches many of its ecology-based courses. During Maymester, he also teaches a three-week field course studying native plants of the southern Appalachians, Cherokee ethnobotany, and Cherokee history and culture. As the course progresses, he and his students move west along the northern route of the Trail of Tears, visiting significant sites, meeting with a variety of scholars, and camping along the way. For this seminar, he will discuss how this field course touches on many topics of environmental ethics: interpreting cultural history, tourism, land management, ethno-ecology, and climate change vulnerability