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In the Shadow of COP21: Climate Justice Art-Activism, A Discussion w/ T.J. Demos @ SubRosa
Date Wednesday February 03
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
at SubRosa: a community space, 703 Pacific Ave. (downtown Santa Cruz)
Event Type Speaker
Please join us for consideration and discussion of the creative activism that surrounded COP21, the recent UN Climate Conference in Paris that met in December 2015. Activists and collectives responded to the elitism of the talks with unauthorized coordinated efforts to challenge the corporate-dominated climate negotiations. Participants aimed to bring attention the economic framework of climate governance, specifically neoliberalism, which has offered only failed proposals for how to address the current environmental crisis.

Climate Games, organized by the France-based Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, promoted creative civil disobedience as part of a longterm strategy to democratize environmental governance, insist on a just transition to a postcarbon future, and develop alternatives outside the automatic assumptions of capitalist hegemony. What are the lessons of COP21 activism, and where does it leave us today both globally and locally?

note on graphic: Brandalism, "We are Nature Defending Itself," rebranded bus stop advertisement, Paris, 2015. (Photo: Climate Games / Brandalism)


SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space, a place to meet others and challenge our assumptions and act on our passions. We strive to create a vibrant environment for events, classes, meetings, organizing, performance, art, studying and more. SubRosa also offers radical literature for sale, and houses the Anarchist Lending Library. We welcome folks to join us in fostering an environment free from coercion, sexism, homophobia, racism, and other hierarchies. and
Added to the calendar on Friday Jan 29th, 2016 1:40 PM

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