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ORGANIZING URGENCY: The Climate Crisis & What Should CUNY Do About It?
November 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
- Hear from community and CUNY environmental justice activists and climate scholars.
- Participate in shaping our shared role in addressing the climate crisis.
- Bring your friends, colleagues and students.
Daisy Chung: A longtime advocate for climate justice; campaign director for ALIGN (The Alliance for a Greater NY) and the leader of its “Climate Works For All” project, organizing worker, community and other allies to build a more just and sustainable New York.
Stephen Pekar: Prof. of Geology, Queens College; a scholar of past climate and oceanographic changes (going back 45 million years); investigator of the current crisis, joining expeditions around the world, including four to Antarctica; respected climatologist and PSC activist.
Elizabath Yeampierre: A nationally recognized attorney, advocate and community organizer for just, sustainable development and environmental justice; Executive Director of UPROSE, Brooklyn’s oldest Latino community based organization; the first Latina Chair of the U.S. EPA National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; speaker at White House forums.