Confab on Climate, Capitalism and Solutions

Start: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

End: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 7:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

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Join our excellent panel of expert speakers for a deep dive discussion on the fight against fracked gas infrastructure in NY. Please RSVP for login information.

We will zero in on the North Brooklyn Pipeline as a case study and hear about the dangers, health impacts, and the racial and economic injustice burdening the predominantly Black, Brown, Indigenous, People of Color (BBIPOC) communities at the frontlines and how we can organize to stop it.

We will reveal how National Grid’s proposed and current projects fly in the face of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) and offer other alternatives that are both economically viable and more sustainable to move us towards a just transition to renewable energy. And lastly, we will zoom out to the bigger picture of climate justice during the pandemic and times of revolution.

There will be time for Q&A at the end with the presenters.

Panelists:


Bob Howarth

Professor at Cornell University, an Earth systems scientist, and a leading world expert on methane emissions from shale gas as a driver of climate change. He has published widely, testified before the US Senate and Congress as well as the European Union Parliament, and given briefings at the White House. Currently, he serves as a member of the New York State Climate Action Council, the group charged with implementing the CLCPA.


Jen Chantrtanapichate

Artist, climate activist, and community organizer from New York City. She serves as the program director at Sixth Street Community Center, where she founded their climate justice youth program. In 2015, she founded CNB— a grassroots community organization that fights environmental racism and for environmental justice, as it pertains to waste inequity in North Brooklyn.

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University, where he teaches social/political philosophy rooted in the Black radical tradition and anti-colonial thought. His public philosophy includes articles exploring intersections of climate justice and colonialism, and he is currently writing a book entitled Reconsidering Reparations that considers a novel philosophical argument for reparations and explores links with environmental justice.

Jessica Azulay

Executive Director of Alliance for a Green Economy, a Syracuse-based nonprofit working to advance a just transition to a 100% renewable energy system in all sectors. Jessica is a policy analyst, researcher, and activist, who puts her skills in the hands of the people all over New York fighting to eliminate dirty energy in all forms.

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