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How will the coronavirus pandemic inform your future work?
May 20 will be the third ZOOM Dialogue since mid-March when we began physical distancing. As details about Covid-19 and the global impact of this pandemic continue to emerge, we manage to make it through stages of shock, helplessness, anger and sadness. Unfortunately, we're not out of the woods yet, not for awhile.
One of the most obvious topics that the pandemic reveals is the relationship between humans and the natural world. Coronavirus has captured our attention globally, although the climate crisis has been put on hold. The environmental crisis, however, of which the coronavirus is a part, is why we even have a pandemic. We are inextricably linked!
This has become a worldwide dress rehearsal for the human race in our ability to be inventive, focused, ingenious, and effective. How strong is our desire to solve this problem?
Please join us in discussing how Climate and Covid-19 are interdependent with special guest Ashley Dawson, founder of the CUNY Climate Action Lab.
Dawson is Professor of Postcolonial Studies in the English Department at the Graduate Center / City University of New York and the College of Staten Island. He is the author of numerous books, including, most recently, People's Power: Reclaiming the Energy Commons (O/R, 2020); Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change (Verso, 2017); and Extinction: A Radical History (O/R, 2016). He is a member of the Social Text Collective and long-time climate justice activist.
Members and one guest are free. General Public can attend for a $10. Capacity is 100 participants. All participants MUST REGISTER.
Handout for an Urban Green New Deal provided by Dawson HERE