Catch-up with these Top Climate and Social Justice Webinars
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Speakers: Lynn Perrin, Director of PIPE UP! Network in Southwestern British Columbia. WeiChun Kua, Organizer with Justice, No Pipeline — a sub-group of SFU350. Thomas Davies, Climate Convergence organizer.
Trans Mountain has refused to stop or even slow down the massive construction going on as part of the associated Tank Farm expansion on Burnaby Mountain, British Columbia, Canada, during the Covid-19 pandemic — putting workers and the surrounding community at direct risk. While both federal and provincial politicians are doing their best to pass the buck for whose responsibility these violations are, the climate justice movement is moving forward with new strategies for organizing to stop the pipeline in the midst of a global pandemic.
June 11 | Why a Just Recovery Must Be Anti-Racist
At its core, a Just Recovery to build back better after the pandemic means reorienting our society to tackle the climate crisis, rising inequality, and systemic racism. This means taking action against systemic racism that disproportionately exposes Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities to COVID-19, the climate crisis, and state violence.
Presented by Black Millennial’s 4 Flint (BM4F), this panel focuses on anti-colonial strategies to unite the African American and Latinx American community to mobilize and organize to tackle environmental racism and injustice in our communities. Panelists include: Dominique Primer — Tennessee Political Leader William Barber, III — Strategic Partnerships Associate, Climate Reality Project Gabbi Martinez — CEO & Executive Director of The Black Girl Tribe.
During this dynamic discussion, women and feminists from different regions of the world will unite to discuss alternative economies that counteract extractive economic systems, colonization, racism, and patriarchy — and instead amplify women’s labor, center Indigenous knowledge, and prioritize people and planet. There could not be a more important time to ensure we do not go back to business as usual! Speakers include: Melina Laboucan-Massimo (Lubicon Cree First Nation), Campaign Director, Indigenous Climate Action — Ruth Nyambura, Kenyan Activist with African Ecofeminist Collective — Dr. Julia Kim, Program Director, Gross National Happiness (GNH) Centre Bhutan — Cindy Wiesner, Executive Director, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance — Ellen Brown, Attorney and Founder of the Public Banking Institute — Rauna Kuokkanen (Sápmi) Research Professor of Arctic Indigenous Studies at the University of Lapland, Finland.
May 21 | What impact is Covid-19 having on global emissions?
Hosted by The Carbon Brief, Professors from a variety of organisations come together to talk about the impacts of COVID-19.
Arundhati Roy and Naomi Klein in a conversation moderated by Asad Rehman on how we move from crisis to justice and build a Global Green New Deal!
Join the 350 Canada team for a strategy session on building power for a just recovery from the COVID 19 Pandemic. Join us to talk about what a Just Recovery means for Canada and our 3-part plan to make it a reality.
May 5 | Intersectionality Matters
With Kimberlé Crenshaw and Janine Jackson.
Hosted by People & Planet, with Ann Pettifor, Kayah George ‘Halth-Leah’, and Adrienne Buller.
April 24 | What is a Green and Just Recovery Anyway?
Greenpeace brings us a 2 hour deep dive into the discussion of how we could achieve a Just & Green Recovery and, with it, systemic change. Speakers include Khelsilem, a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw, an elected Councillor and Spokesperson for the Squamish Nation and a member of BC government’s Climate Solutions Council, and Ananda Lee Tan, a grassroots social movements activist.
Hosted by Extinction Rebellion with Faith Robinson, Rahemur Rahman and Danny Burns.
April 22 | Climate Fast Action: Earth Day 2020
A celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with climate scientists and speakers from Indigenous Environmental Justice Project, Climate Action Network, 350 Canada, For Our Kids, Citizens for Public Justice, Africa Climate Action Initiative, National Farmers Union, Evergreen Brickworks, Greenpeace, Wilderness Committee, and Ontario Clean Air Alliance.
April 22 | Earth Day Live
Earth Day Live was a three-day livestream where thousands of people joined activists, celebrities, musicians, and more in an epic moment of community and hope for the future. Catch up with some of the streams.
April 17 | Fireside Live: Fire Drill Friday
With Jane Fonda and Christiana Figueres
Christiana Figueres, the former UN Climate Chief and architect of the Paris Climate Agreement, and author of the new book The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis, talks in-depth about what we can learn from the COVID-19 crisis, and how we address the climate crisis.
Hosted by Young Greens of England and Wales, with Derek Wall
Derek Wall draws from Elinor Ostrom’s theory of collective commons to tackle the enormous and critical questions facing capitalism, with questions like: What would it mean to completely transform our economic system? To go beyond projects like a Green New Deal or getting Greens elected? To completely unearth our present capitalist system?
April 16 | Indigenous Women of Brazil and Ecuador on the Frontlines of COVID-19 and Defending Communities and the Amazon
Hosted by Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) international, with Indigenous leaders and spokespeople from Ecuador and Brazil.
April 13 | Indigenous Women of North America, Turtle Island on the Frontlines: COVID-19 & Fossil Fuel Resistance
Hosted by Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) international, with Freda Huson, Faith Spotted Eagle, Tara Houska and Eriel Tchekwie Feranger.In this webinar, Indigenous women leaders discuss how COVID-19 is impacting their communities and how oil and gas pipelines are being fast-tracked in their lands — violating Indigenous rights and further putting Indigenous women at risk.
Hosted by A Rising Majority, with Naomi Klein and Angela Davis.
Discussions on the COVID crisis, explorations on how to move forward to protect and uplift the most vulnerable, and imagining the world that might emerge on the other side.
Hosted by Raven Trust, This set of 3 webinars share strategic approaches — from supporting Indigenous legal challenges to divestment and de-funding campaigns — and build an unbreakable alliance of action.