Against Doom: Climate Insurgency Now!

Host/Sponsor: 
PM Press & The Labor Network for Sustainability
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Abstract: 
Before the election of Donald Trump, the world was already speeding toward climate catastrophe. Now President Trump has jammed his foot on the global warming accelerator. Is there any way for the rest of us to put on the brakes? Climate insurgency is a strategy for using people power to realize our common interest in protecting the climate. It uses mass, global, nonviolent action to challenge the legitimacy of public and corporate officials who are perpetrating climate destruction. A global climate insurgency has already begun. It has the potential to halt and roll back Trump’s fossil fuel agenda and the global thrust toward climate destruction. Join Jeremy Brecher, author of the new book, Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual, along with longtime activists Cynthia Kaufman and Anneke Campbell for a discussion on how to put strategies into action—and how they can succeed. This is a workshop for anyone interested in halting global warming and restoring our climate—a how-to for climate insurgents. Join us!
Reading List: 
Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual (published by PM Press, 2017)
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Jeremy
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Brecher
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
Labor Network for Sustainability
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography: 
Jeremy Brecher is the author of more than a dozen books on labor and social movements including Strike!, Brass Valley, History from Below, Building Bridges, Global Village or Global Pillage, and Globalization from Below. He was Humanities Scholar-in-Residence at Connecticut Public Television and Radio and received five regional Emmy Awards for his documentary film work. He helped found and currently works with the Labor Network for Sustainability. He holds a Ph.D. from the Union Graduate School. His latest book is Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual (PM Press, 2017)
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Cynthia
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Kaufman
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
Cynthia Kaufman is the director of the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action, where she also teaches community organizing and philosophy. The author of Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope (Lexington Books, 2012), she is a lifelong social change activist, having worked on issues such as tenants’ rights, police abuse, union organizing, international politics, and most recently climate change. Her most recent book is Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change, 2nd Ed. (PM Press, 2016).
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Anneke
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Campbell
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF)
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography: 
Anneke Campbell is a writer, editor, filmmaker, award winning poet and yoga teacher who has worked for many years to advance the causes of justice, peace and respect for all humanity and the natural world. Before turning full time to writing and activism, she worked as a nurse and midwife. She was born and raised in The Netherlands, has degrees from Barnard College and Indiana University and is currently a Ph'D candidate at the California Institute for Integral Studies. Recently Anneke co-wrote the script for the dramatic film "SHOT", directed by her husband, Jeremy Kagan, about what one bullet does to three lives. She is the author of many articles, scripts, a novel ( A Season of Miracles at Books B'Nimble,com), and co-author with Nina Simons, of the wonderful collection: Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart. Her most recent book is We the People: Stories from the Community Rights Movement in the United States (PM Press, 2016).
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Steven
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
PM Press
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
PM Press
 

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