Profile in Sustainability: Faina Bukher

Profile in Sustainability: Faina Bukher

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Faina Bukher

Faina Bukher is the assistant to the Women's Studies Program coordinator

How does the Women's Studies Program connect to sustainability?

The way the Women's Studies Program is constructed foundationally supports creating sustainable feminists and diverse activists and social transformation for the long haul. We do this by employing feminist principles of commitment to process, empowerment, self-care and allyship both in and out of the classroom.

Tell us about the UNH Feminist week at UNH this March.

UNH Feminist Week is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members to come together for extra attention to feminist and social justice learning and activism by connecting our courses to a network of co-curricular events and initiatives. It will take place the first week of March, which is Women’s History Month.

What motivates you personally to be involved in sustainability?

I am always working toward social transformation, which would not occur without taking into consideration the complex realities of our environments. It is only through the incorporation of diversity, planning and flexibility that social justice work can continue over time.