How Can We Realize the Paris Climate Protection Targets in the Trump Era?
Climate Insurgency. Public Trust. Just Transition.
By Jeremy Brecher
These webinars aim to deepen the effectiveness of our groups and movements with ideas, experience and organizing strategy featured in the new book, Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual presented by the author and Labor Network for Sustainability co-founder, Jeremy Brecher.
With guest presenters:
Julia Olson, Executive Director, Chief Legal Counsel, Our Children’s Trust
Richard Lipsitz, President, Western New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
1. Climate Insurgency: Monday June 26, 5:30-6:30pm Pacific/8:30-9:30 Eastern (Link to watch)
An intro to Climate Insurgency strategy, weaving together many strands of climate organizing–mass nonviolent direct action, freezing fossil fuel infrastructure, public trust, and just transition–into a global strategic framework.
2. Public Trust: Wednesday July 5. 5:30-6:30pm Pacific/ 8:30-9:30 Eastern
(Link to watch)
How can we “flip the script” in our nonviolent direct actions, making it clear that the fossil fuel industry and the government that does their bidding are unlawful, and that we are upholding the constitution and the public trust? Use of the Public Trust Doctrine for climate protection has been pioneered by young people represented by Our Children’s Trust. With Julia Olson, Executive Director, Chief Legal Counsel, Our Children’s Trust
3. Just Transition: Monday July 10, 5:30-6:30pm Pacific/ 8:30-9:30 Eastern (Link to watch)
How can we organize to avoid letting our opponents pit jobs, workers, and unions against climate, water and community protection? How can we build “just transition” that includes a better future for workers who produce and use fossil fuels, construction workers who build fossil fuel infrastructure, and communities that depend on them? With Richard Lipsitz, President. Western New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
SIGN UP: Please sign up for any or all Webinars here: http://bit.ly/climatewebinars
We’ll send a reminder email and links to watch the webinars — live and the video recording.
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BULK BOOK DISCOUNT: Anyone who orders 5 or more books (for a reading-discussion group, etc) can get 50% off. When you order your copies online from PM Press here, just enter “FOPM” in the “coupon code” box to get the discount.
FORM A READ-DISCUSS-ACT BOOK GROUP: 350.org and Labor Network for Sustainability are circulating a Read/Discuss/Act Guide to help you form a read-discuss-act group with friends, members of your group or community, using the book Against Doom.
The Guide is HERE
Co-hosted by Labor Network for Sustainability and 350.org