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Session 5: Sunday, June 3rd: 10:00 - 11:50am
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This panel will provide socialist perspectives on capitalism's ever-worsening ecological crisis. What is to be done -- both today and tomorrow -- and how are we to do it?


Jason Schulman is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science at Lehman College, CUNY. He received his doctorate from the CUNY Graduate Center and is a member of PSC-CUNY/AFT 2334. He is the editor of Rosa Luxemburg: Her Life and Legacy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and author of Neoliberal... Read more
Nancy Holmstrom is Professor Emeritus and former chair of the Philosophy Department at Rutgers – Newark, a co-editor of New Politics, and a longtime socialist and feminist activist and scholar. She has published numerous articles on core concepts of social/political philosophy including freedom,... Read more
Nancy Romer is a professor emerita from Brooklyn College, a lifelong social justice activist, particularly labor issues, who currently focuses on climate justice.
Kate Aronoff is a freelance writer, a fellow at In These Times covering the politics of climate change and the resistance to Trump’s agenda. She is communications coordinator for the New Economy Coalition and a co-founder of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network.
Ashley Dawson is an author, activist and professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center, and at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. His recent books include Extinction: A Radical History and Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change.
Richard Smith is a founder of SCNCC (System Change Not Climate Change), author of Green Capitalism: the God that Failed and (forthcoming with Verso) China’s Engine of Ecological Apocalypse.