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ACTIVISTS, "ARTISTS, AND ACADEMICS: BUILDING JUST CLIMATE FUTURES TOGETHER”

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ACTIVISTS, ARTISTS, AND ACADEMICS: BUILDING JUST CLIMATE FUTURES TOGETHER – a nearly carbon-neutral conference – has opened ! PLEASE FORWARD TO YOUR NETWORKS

Dear colleagues and friends,

I urge you to spend five minutes checking this out!

Please consider and FORWARD widely this announcement for a rather unusual conference open to participation, including in the discussions, to all.

And please join in and start conversations about “Activists, Artists, and Academics: Building Just Climate Futures Together,” an on-line conference that has opened at:

Conference Home: Conference Home


There are five panels, with 20 speakers, covering:

The Global Climate Justice Movement in the Age of Crisis

Artivism

Creating a Field: Climate Justice Studies

India: The F(r)iction of Nuclear as a Climate Solution: Tales from India’s Nuclear Renaissance

We have talks by Pallav Das, Margaret Klein Salamon, Patrick Bond, Emily Williams, David Pellow, Michaela Ravasio, Kyle Powys White, anne-elise lewallen, Tom Athanasiou, Anya Grenier, Nathan Thanki, Kumar Sundaram, Leah Temper, Daniel Fernandez, Ezra Silk, Brad Hornick, Richard Widick, Ashish Birulee, Kevin Buckland, Jim Shultz, John Foran, and Ken Hiltner that engage discussions on activism, artivism, and scholar-activism.

The talks present often intersecting themes since “This changes everything” means everything affects everything else, and part of the challenge is to figure out how, and to use that knowledge strategically, to change things in ways that ripple outward, long and slow, or sudden and flashingly…

One of our goals is to model and further improve the art of holding a conference with a nearly nonexistent carbon footprint.

But beyond that, as you will see, we hope to build relationships and a knowledge-action network of scholars and activists for climate justice and radical social transformation in the face of humanity’s greatest threat.

Be as creative as you like in your comments –

we look forward to seeing them!


Thanks!


John

John Foran, Professor
Sociology and Environmental Studies
UC Santa Barbara
Co-Director, International Institute of Climate Action and Theory
www.iicat.org
Co-founding member, the Climate Justice Project
www.climateactionproject.org
E-mail: foran@soc.ucsb.edu


Ken Hiltner, Professor
English and Environmental Studies
Director, Environmental Humanities Initiative
UC Santa Barbara
E-mail: hiltner@english.ucsb.edu
Environmental Humanities Center
Ken Hiltner
A hint before you print: think green.
 
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