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Labor in a Changing Climate: Climate Change, Labor and Global Citizenship

When: Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Where: Strasser Legacy Room, 220 Eggers Hall

Description:

Green Jobs? Pipeline struggles? Infrastructure? Recent events have revealed potential overlaps and tensions between climate and labor struggles. The ongoing battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrates the split within the labor movement on environmental questions; especially related to climate change. This event brings together experts and activists who seek to bridge these tensions between climate and labor activism. What would it mean to create a unified climate-labor movement? How can such a movement respond to the new leadership in the White House? What is the role of policy in creating solutions to climate change that also appeal to working class and other marginalized constituents? How can such a movement create forms of “global citizenship” to address the uneven historical responsibilities for and contemporary environmental impacts of climate change. This event will address these questions and many more.

Panelists: 

Christian Parenti, Global Liberal Studies, New York University
Kate Aronoff, Writing Fellow, In These Times
Howie Hawkins, 2014 Green Party candidate for New York Governor, Member, Teamsters Local 317