Join Forces: To Overcome the Climate Crisis

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The first Science for Peace webinar focused on what needs to be done to avoid catastrophic climate change. This, the second on February 23rd, explores how what needs to be done will get done. We only have a decade or so to make major economic, political, and cultural changes. Can we succeed in building a powerful movement to impel change? Activists, scholars, musicians and a slam poet will take part in this exhilarating event. Join us.


Avi Lewis, a broadcaster and documentary film maker, was a formative influence on the “Leap Manifesto” in 2015. A precursor to the Green New Deal, the “Leap” movement has since expanded its activities beyond Canada.

Susan Ruddick is a human geographer at U of T who has a particular interest in human-nature relations. She teaches a graduate course on climate activism, involving partnerships with activist organizations and research on their approaches and effectiveness.

Ian Haney López, Berkeley law professor and Director of the Racial Politics Project, recently published Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections and Saving America. He analyzes how to neutralize racist political appeals and build cross-racial solidarity.

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