Program

This Changes Country

How are countries affected by and responsible for climate change? Are countries the right vehicles – the right organizational forms – for addressing climate change? What are the limitations and failures of countries (especially our own) in this work?

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This Changes Community

How does climate change and environmental injustice affect our communities? How do communities respond and adapt to environmental disasters?How do communities build capacity, resilience and infrastructure to resist climate change?

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NY Arts Practicum Workshop

NY Arts Practicum students participated in a workshop outlining the climate movement and radical potential for change. Independent Summer Program, NYC

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Counter-Power for Climate Justice

With Gopal Dayaneni, Eddie Bautista, and Elizabeth Yeampierre
To build a global climate movement, we have to address the asymmetries in the burden of responsibility and the burden of impact. This requires that we acknowledge the ways inequalities are deeply embedded in the systems that continue to produce and deny climate change, hindering our abilities to mobilize against it. In the wake of the People’s Climate March, climate justice activists are shifting the discourse and building a movement.

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Anthropocene, Capitalocene or Ecology For All

With Christian Parenti, Jason Moore, and Razmig Keucheyan. Moderated by Lize Featherstone.
Edward Abbey compares capitalism with cancer: growth for the sake of growth. This panel considers the violent legacies of capitalism’s exploitation and appropriation of nature. It inquires into how views of natural systems as separate from human systems–political, social, and economic– may be part of the problem we face in confronting climate change.

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