Presented by UC Santa Cruz's Center for Creative Ecologies, this series of talks investigates the current meanings of climate justice for communities from California to the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Featuring Valentin Lopez (Amah Mutsun Tribal Band), Flora Lu (UC Santa Cruz), Néstor L. Silva (Stanford University), Leila Salazar-Lopez (Amazon Watch), Andy Szasz (UC Santa Cruz), T.J. Demos (UC Santa Cruz), and Paulo Tavares (Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London/Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador).
Climate justice is built on the realization that addressing environmental change must be accompanied by attentiveness to structural inequalities, and that any solution must prioritize socio-political and economic justice and include the participation of those most vulnerable to environmental impacts. It raises ongoing questions of political-ecological urgency for artists and activists alike.
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Ecuador and the Elusiveness of Climate Justice
Flora Lu and Néstor Leonardo Silva
Tues, October 13
4-6 pm, College 9/10 Namaste Lounge, UCSC
Climate Justice from the Perspective of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
Tues, October 20
12- 2 pm, College 9/10 Namaste Lounge, UCSC
American Christians: Deeply Divided about Climate Change
Thurs, October 22
12-2 pm, College 9/10 Namaste Lounge, UCSC
Over the Ruins of Amazonia: Colonial Violence and De-colonial Resistance at the Frontiers of Climate Change
Paulo Tavaresfollowed by discussion with Flora Lu, Leila Salazar-Lopez, and T.J. Demos
Mon, October 26
6-8 pm, Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108, UCSC
Seminar with Paulo Tavares and T.J. Demos
Tue, October 27
12-3 pm, Porter College Room 248, UCSC
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Talks are free and open to the public.
Parking at UCSC is by permit only.
This series of talks is organized by T.J. Demos and the Center for Creative Ecologies at UCSC, Climate Justice Today responds to these pressing questions related to how we address the social, economic, and ecological impacts of our changing environment, and what political recourse and sites of agency remain. Climate Justice Today is generously sponsored by UCSC’s Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence, UCSC’s Colleges Nine and Ten, and UCSC’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences.