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Public Talks: Global Climate Justice Today

October 13, 2015

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

Valentin Lopez

Tues, October 20

12- 2 pm, College 9/10 Namaste Lounge, UCSC

American Christians: Deeply Divided about Climate Change

Andy Szasz

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.

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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.


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