Mobilizing to Defeat Climate Change
Join our friends from the New Republic and three of our nation’s leading environmental activists, Bill McKibben, Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr., and Elizabeth Yeampierre for a critical public conversation on climate change, its social, political, and biological impact and what can be done now to arrest and where possible reverse its deadly progress. General admission is free of charge.
Writer and organizer Bill McKibben, Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr., nationally-known environmental campaigner and President of the Hip Hop Caucus and Elizabeth Yeampierre, respected environmental justice attorney and Executive Director of UPROSE will explore the latest strategies to combat climate change in conversation with New Republic Editor Eric Bates.
Topics will include:
• How can the United States most effectively mobilize to halt global warming. What is needed to make it happen? What are the primary obstacles? How can we overcome them?
• Mobilization as a socially transformative process—the social and economic benefits
• Climate Justice: How do we focus attention on the front-line communities most affected? And how do we involve those communities in the process?
The event will take place on Tuesday, September 20, at 6:30p.m. at the Silas Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY. Please RSVP here.