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|The Battle of Heathrow: The Story of a Climate Victory Against Runaway Aviation|
|Date||Thursday October 20|
|Time||1:30 PM - 3:00 PM|
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San Jose State University
Washington Square Hall 109
San Jose, CA
|info [at] aviationjustice.org|
The aviation industry is responsible for 4.9% of global climate forcings--but has managed to successfully stay under the radar of most American climate movements.
But when the industry wanted to expand London's Heathrow airport, an unlikely coalition of neighbors, global justice / direct action groups, and fiscal conservatives came together to beat back the project, convincing the Conservative Party to join their side, and changing the face of national climate and transport policy.
Hear the inside story of the Battle of Heathrow from British organizers John Stewart (AirportWatch) and Dan Glass (Plane Stupid, Climate 9).
Q&A facilitated by Chris Lepe (Transform)
The program should be of interest to folks interested in environmental justice, coalition-building, creative direct action tactics, aviation, transportation justice, and domestic and international climate policy.