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Report Back from Copenhagen: Reflections on the 2009 Climate Summit from the Frontlines o
Date Tuesday April 27
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
FSM Café at Moffitt Library, UC Berkeley
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorJason Schultz
Emailfsm-info [at] library.berkeley.edu
The first week of the 2009 Climate Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark was marked by mass protests and meetings by activists at the forefront of the global Environmental Justice movement. Two longtime local activists with international ties will offer a "Report Back from Copenhagen." Christie Keith, International Co-Coordinator of Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and Gopal Dayaneni of Movement Generation Justice and Ecology Project, will each discuss their work at the Climate Summit, with an emphasis on how those outside of the G8 resist, renarrate and work to restore the health of their communities. Keith and Dayaneni will contextualize their experiences in Copenhagen within the larger framework of their everyday work and the EJ movement broadly. And they will offer a sense of next steps.

FEATURED PANELISTS:

Christie Keith, International Co-Coordinator, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives. Christie Keith has more than 17 years of experience in international human rights, social justice movement-building, non-profit organizational development, and fundraising. In addition to GAIA, she has worked with the Center for Research and Popular Education (CIEP), the U’wa Defense Project, the Hesperian Foundation, and Health Care Without Harm.

Gopal Dayaneni, Planning Committee for Movement Generation Justice and Ecology Project.
Gopal Dayaneni has been involved in fighting for social, economic, environmental and racial justice through organizing & campaigning, teaching, writing, speaking and direct action since the late 1980's. He has worked with the International Accountability Project, the Ruckus Society, and the Progressive Communicators Network. He is also the lead organizer of the Education Circle of Change, building a transformative movement in education committed to equity, justice and democracy.

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to participate. Admission is free. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Added to the calendar on Monday Apr 19th, 2010 4:21 PM
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