Events

Apr
5
Wed
Public Lecture – Naomi Klein
Corvallis, OR – Oregon State University @ LaSells Stewart Center
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Author of This Changes Everything: Climate versus CapitalismThe Shock Doctrine, and No Logo will be speaking at Oregon State University to discuss current social and political issues, and how to mount an effective resistance to the powers that be.

Apr
6
Thu
Public Lecture – Naomi Klein
Seattle, WA – University of Washington @ Kane Hall
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm

Privilege and the Environment

April 6, 2017  |  7:30 p.m.
Kane Hall, room 130

There will be a $5 fee for this lecture. Registration opens in March 2017.

This event is open to the public. If you are experiencing a financial hardship to attend this lecture, please phone the UW Alumni Association at 206.543.0540.

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon. It’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed system and build something radically better. In her most provocative talk yet, Naomi Klein tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth.

We have been told the market will save us, when in fact the addiction to profit and growth is digging us in deeper every day. We have been told it’s impossible to get off fossil fuels when in fact we know exactly how to do it—it just requires breaking every rule in the “free-market” playbook. We have also been told that humanity is too greedy and selfish to rise to this challenge. In fact, all around the world, the fight back is already succeeding in ways both surprising and inspiring. Climate change, Klein argues, is a civilizational wake-up call, a powerful message delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms, and droughts. Confronting it is no longer about changing the light bulbs. It’s about changing the world—before the world changes so drastically that no one is safe. Either we leap—or we sink.

Apr
18
Tue
Public Lecture – Naomi Klein
College Park, MD – University of Maryland
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm

More details coming soon.

Apr
19
Wed
Public Lecture – Naomi Klein
Cambridge, MA – Harvard University
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm

More details coming soon.

Apr
20
Thu
Public Lecture – Naomi Klein
Pittsburgh, PA – University of Pittsburgh
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm

More details coming soon.

May
17
Wed
Public Lecture – Naomi Klein
Santa Barbara, CA – University of California, Santa Barbara
May 17 @ 7:00 pm

More details coming soon.