Naomi Klein on the Green New Deal SOLD OUT
Where: The Cooper Union
7 E. 7th St. | 41 Cooper Sq.
212-353-4100 Price: Free
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On this Constitution Day—a day dedicated to celebrating and reflecting on our defining legal document—it should be noted that between 1970 and 2015 there were eight attempts to amend the Constitution to include language guaranteeing citizens the right to a “decent” or “clean” environment, according to The National Archives amendments database.
Though none made much progress, the latest Congressional attempt at building laws around environmental concerns, particularly climate change, has been called The Green New Deal.
Join renowned author Naomi Klein at the Great Hall for a free, public discussion of her latest book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal, which gathers for the first time more than a decade of her impassioned writing about the climate crisis. With reports spanning from the ghostly Great Barrier Reef, to the annual smoke-choked skies of the Pacific Northwest, to post-hurricane Puerto Rico, Klein makes the case that we will rise to the existential challenge of climate change only if we are willing to transform the systems that produced this crisis.
For this program, Klein will be joined by Varshini Prakash, the Executive Director and co-founder of Sunrise. Strand Book Store will sell books at the event and Naomi Klein will sign copies following the discussion.
The event is free and open to the public. General public should reserve a space. Please note seating is on a first come basis; an RSVP does not guarantee admission as we generally overbook to ensure a full house.Buy tickets/get more info now