CLIMATE CRISIS MOBILIZATION
The Climate Crisis: It's Real, It's Here, It's Up to US to Stop It
February 16, 2013 (Saturday)
IIT Kent College of Law, Chicago
565 West Adams St., Chicago, IL
The February 16, 2013, Climate Crisis Summit in Chicago will be a full-day working conference that will provide each participant with specific take-aways in three areas:
-How can I make sense of this? What responses are commensurate with the depth of this crisis? The science is clear; what IS blocking efforts to address the urgency?
-Which approaches to bringing about change make sense to me, and how will I be involved in the days ahead? How can I get involved with key activist groups and make a real contribution?
-We need to build a movement -- how can I help get the word out and engage others?
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Welcome
9:15 am Keynote Presentation: Climate Crisis: The Science & The Impact Today
10:30 am Panel Discussion: The Roots of the Problem
Lunch (provided) - noon
1:00 pm Breakout sessions: Approaches for taking action
2:45 pm How will we expand the community: Social Media and Upcoming Events
4:15 pm Closing
Event concludes at 5 pm
FULL CONFERENCE DETAILS
Keynote Presentation: Climate Crisis Science: Prof Mark Potosnak, Environmental Science Program at DePaul University, will present the science of climate crisis. Carl Wassilie, a Yupa Alaskan involved in Alaska's Big Village Network, will speak on the impact of climate crisis facing villages there right now.
Panel Discussion: The Roots of the Problem: A panel of speakers will examine underlying economic, political and philosophical roots of the climate crisis. The science is clear: what are the obstacles preventing action commensurate with the crisis? Speakers will address the capitalist economic and political system, the traditional Christian understanding of humanity's relation to the earth, and the inheritance of colonial domination and the settler mindset.
Which approaches to bringing about change make sense to me, and how will I be involved in the days ahead? How can I get involved with key activist groups and make a real contribution? Moreover, we need to build a movement-- how can I help get the word out and engage others?
-Divestment (with participating group 350.org)
-Pressuring Our Government (with participating groups Stop the Frack Attack on Illinois and others)
-Direct Action (with participating group Rainforest Action Network and others)
-Law and Environmental Activism (with participating group Kent Law chapter of NLG)
Register at: http://www.climatecrisischicago.blogspot.com/
$25 includes lunch
$10 student and low income, includes lunch
Please indicate on the registration form which breakout session you plan to attend, so that we can help the session leaders plan for active participation by size of group they will have attending.
. . . and please help us get the word out: share on Facebook!
INVITATION TO GROUPS
BECOME A PARTICIPATING GROUP
Please consider becoming an important part of this crucial summit. Participating groups are asked to promote the event via website, listserve and social media.
Tabling for groups will be available at $25. Apply early to assure a table.
Contact us at climatecrisischicago@...
Participating groups currently include:
Citizens Act to Protect Our Water (CAPOW!)
Chicago Chapter, World Can't Wait
Rainforest Action Network Illinois
IIT Kent College of Law Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild
Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS)
NW Indiana Veterans for Peace
Protect Chicago's Water
St. Luke's of Logan Square, Social Justice Ministry
Stop the Frack Attack on Illinois
Wellington Ave. United Church of Christ (UCC)
Date: Mon, Jan 21st, 2013 - Sat, Feb 16th, 2013
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: IIT Kent College of Law
565 W ADAMS ST
CHICAGO, IL, 60661-3652
IIT Kent College of Law is conveniently located in Chicago's west Loop.
More Info: http://www.climatecrisischicago.blogspot.com