[Marxism] 21st Century Ecosocialism,Conference
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Mon Oct 5 06:38:26 MDT 2015
System Change Not Climate Change news.
21st Century Ecosocialism
Practicing System Change, Making Connections, Building a Movement
Dear Climate Rebels,
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Registration form and overview schedule now online! Housing information
will be up soon.
University of California, Santa Barbara, Oct. 9-11, 2015
Our global community is experiencing unprecedented climate
destabilization. With the heat index in Iran rising to 165 degrees
Fahrenheit, wild fires torching California and Washington State, rampant
and ever-increasing ocean acidification and air pollution, we must
address our current ecological crisis and the nature of its systemic
inequalities. As world leaders and the corporate elite that stands
behind many of them gear up for the climate negotiations in Paris in
December, West Coast climate activists are gathering next weekend with
radical system change as the only viable solution to our climate crisis
Join us on October 9-11, 2015, at the University of California, Santa
Barbara, for a gathering on “21st Century Ecosocialism: Practicing
System Change, Making Connections, Building a Movement,” to discuss what
it means to change the system, renew old friendships and make new
connections, and work towards building a climate justice movement that
unapologetically confronts capitalism.
Confirmed speakers include Chris Williams, author of Ecology and
Socialism; Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Council member (via skype); David
Klein, director of the Climate Science Program at CSU Northridge; Jeremy
Brecher, labor and social movement historian and author (via skype),
Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org (via skype); Ragina Johnson, Native
American ecosocialist activist and writer; and Jill Stein, Green Party
presidential candidate (via skype).
If you plan to attend, please register so we have an idea how many to
expect. Registration is free. If you are attending, please print out the
schedule beforehand or have it available on your computer or phone. We
will only be distributing one-page information sheets at the event. The
gathering is an unfunded, free event, so we will also not be providing
any food or drink, but there are convenient places to buy food and drink
nearby, and we will have information on options on the website soon.
Although the formal opening of the gathering is Saturday morning, don't
miss Friday evening's event if you can possibly make it. This is the
premiere of a rough cut of a film by UCSB sociologist Richard Widick,
"Climate Deadline: Paris 2015", followed by a discussion with the
director and producer and a reception. The event is free, but a
reservation is recommended to guarantee a seat.
For more information and updates, visit our website, email
info at westcoastecosocialists.org, or phone 805 722 0496. --
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