Join Dissent writers, editors, and fellow travelers for a panel discussion and after-party to launch our Spring issue, The Fight for Climate Justice, and our new climate podcast, Hot & Bothered.
From the Tar Sands to Energy Democracy: Visions for the Climate Justice Movement
Friday, April 15, 7 p.m.
BookCourt (163 Court Street between Pacific and Dean Streets, Brooklyn)
In the wake of the Paris climate agreement, with its enormously ambitious goal of limiting global temperature increase to 1.5°C but no roadmap for how to realize it, the international climate movement has a renewed mandate. Any serious effort to keep global warming below catastrophic levels requires an unprecedented challenge to the fossil fuel industry from the grassroots. But it also requires a vision of what the post-fossil future will look like—both for countries that need to cut energy use drastically and for those that do not yet have reliable electricity, internet, and transportation. How can we secure a just transition for energy workers as their industry continues to free-fall? What would truly sustainable development look like?
Join us for the launch of Dissent’s spring issue, featuring a special section on The Fight for Climate Justice. At 7 pm, four NYC-based writers and activists will discuss their contributions to the issue, and what an environmentalism for the 99% might look like.
Aurash Khawarzad, Policy Coordinator, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Audrea Lim, journalist and editor
Sean Sweeney, founder and director of the International Program for Labor, Climate, and Environment at The Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, CUNY and coordinator, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy
Moderated by Kate Aronoff, Brooklyn-based writer and communications coordinator for the New Economy Coalition
After-Party: At 9 pm, we’ll head to the Hollow Nickel (494 Atlantic Avenue between Nevins Street and 3rd Avenue) to toast the launch of Hot and Bothered, Dissent’s new climate podcast, in tandem with the issue, and preview a future of low carbon leisure for all. RSVP on Facebook.