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Online events with Vijay Prasad, Kate Raworth, Chomsky, Angela Davis, Vandana Shiva, etc.
by Toward increasing Networking
Tuesday Jun 8th, 2021 8:29 AM
Here are some 30 online events taking place over the next couple of weeks (and starting at 10 am today, June 8), featuring people such as Vijay Prasad, Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, Kate Raworth, Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Mickey Huff, Vandana Shiva, and many others.

These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, Australia, and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.
Upcoming Online Events:

"Now" until Tue, 6/8, 6 pm -- Treaty Talk & Treaty Walk gathering and panel discussion -- Join us for a gathering about the films Treaty Talk and Treaty Walk -- Please watch both films before the gathering at your convenience via a link on the Eventbrite page linked below -- Treaty Talk: Sharing the River of Life, through the sharing of a traditional Cree understanding on natural law and treaty, explores how Indigenous nations and non-Indigenous allies can come together to transform racism and discrimination to build a future of mutual benefit -- Treaty Walk: A Journey for Common Ground follows a group of Indigenous Elders, public healthcare union workers, representatives of faith communities and others on a 14 day long walk from Edmonton, Alberta in Treaty 6 Territory to Calgary, Alberta in Treaty 7 Territory -- With Dr. Patricia Makokis, a servant leader who resides on the Saddle Lake Cree Nation in Alberta; Scott MacDougall, a Health Services Association of Alberta board member who were involved in the both films; Ward Antoniuk, City of Edmonton Indigenous Relations; and Dallas Dyson, City of Edmonton Social Planner:

"Now" until Thu, 6/10, 11:30 am -- Kiss The Ground, Film Discussion -- We can reverse global warming. The solution is called “Regenerative Agriculture” and this film presents the research, practice, and hope we need to move forward, together -- Regenerative Agriculture can: Revive farmer prosperity, reduce flooding & draught, replenish fresh water sources, reduce fire hazards, reverse global warming, recreate regional access to nutrient-dense food, reduce toxic pesticides & fertilizers, reduce dead zones & water pollution, reverse extinction, and reconnect humanity & nature -- Register via Eventbrite for the discussion on June 10th at 11:30 am and you will receive a link to watch the film at your leisure prior to the discussion. (See also the Wed, 6/9, 11 am listing):

Tue, 6/8, 10 am -- Lawyers, Revolution and the Middle East: Ten Years of Rebellion -- Since 2011 the Middle East has witnessed popular uprisings and revolutions in a wide range of countries. Lawyers have often been at the forefront of these radical movements for change, from Tunisia, Syria, Egypt and Libya in 2011 to Lebanon, Sudan and Algeria today. They have also paid a heavy price during periods of repression, as the persecution of radical lawyers in Egypt by the military regime demonstrates. Join us to learn about the role of lawyers in revolution and to mark the anniversary of the 2011 uprisings -- With Roula Mourad from Syria; Ahmad Ezzat from Egypt; and Nour Haidar from Lebanon:

Tue, 6/8, 4 pm -- SDARJ June Town Hall meeting: Black Wall Street/Juneteenth -- One hundred years ago, on May 31 and June 1, 1921, an armed white mob attacked Greenwood, a prosperous Black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing as many as 300 people. Renowned Delaware historian, Sylvester "Syl" Woolford will present an hour-long look back at the tragic events surrounding the massacre and its aftermath -- On June 19th, 1865, two and a half years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, Union Army general Gordon Granger proclaimed freedom from slavery in Texas. Since then, Juneteenth has been celebrated off and on throughout the country. Following a brief video about the history of Juneteenth, Jane Hovington, founding board member of the Richard Allen Coalition and community activist, will speak to us about her relationship to Juneteenth -- Organized by the Southern Delaware Alliance For Racial Justice:

Wed, 6/9, 7 am -- Human(s) in and out of the loop -- We will discuss the role of humans-in-the-loop of algorithmic decision-making: There is still little known about how AI systems influence experts' decisions and what effect they have on worker's rights and workplace interactions -- Part One: Mind the Gap: From Predictions to ML-Informed Decisions: Machine learning (ML) predictions may have potentially grave implications over human lives. Prof. De-Arteaga will discuss the gap that exists between ML predictions and ML-informed decisions -- Part Two: The EC’ AI Act and the Workplace: Regulatory Protection of AI Systems at Work: The EU Commission has recently presented the draft AI Act, which regulates AI systems. In her talk, Aida Ponce del Castillo will briefly go through the provisions in the draft and will raise questions about human autonomy, responsibility, privacy and workers’ agency -- Maria De-Arteaga is an Assistant Professor at the Information, Risk and Operation Management Department at McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Aida Ponce Del Castillo obtained her European Doctorate in Law, focusing on the regulatory issues of human genetics, from the Universities of Valencia and Bonn. She also holds a Master's degree in Bioethics:

Wed, 6/9, 9:30 am -- The global attack on protest and dissent -- Across the world, we're seeing a rise in authoritarian states using state apparatus like the military and police to quash dissent. We're seeing Colombian riot police continue a brutal crackdown on nationwide protests against poverty and inequality. We explore the farmers’ strike in India, the largest in the history of the labour movement and how it has been repressed. We also explore the French state's Islamophobic practices and Priti Patel's new policing legislation that increase police powers. We look at the impact this global attack has on our rights, and on justice, equality and freedom. Who defines the nature of resistance? And who decides what kind of protest is legal? -- With Vijay Prasad - Tricontinental, Stiofán Ó Nualláin - Trademark Belfast, Yasser Louati - Le Comité Justice & Libertés, Emmanuelle Andrews - Liberty, Ben Jamal - Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and Victoria Sandino - Senator, Colombia:

Wed, 6/9, 11 am -- Call for a New Food System with Kiss the Ground -- Following the screening of Kiss the Ground, we will invite our panelists to discuss their views about how best to navigate the challenges, opportunities and pitfalls that we will meet during the decisive decade(s?) ahead. Invitees will be given a link to the Kiss the Ground documentary 24 hours ahead -- 800m people are malnourished while 1/3 of our food is wasted and a further 2bn are obese. The agrifood sector contributes to 34% of GHGs, while 2bn subsistence farmers eke out a feeble living -- With Richard Wegman - Chief Operating Officer (COO), Kiss the Ground, and a Member of the BOD for Amazon Watch; Helen Browning, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), The Soil Association, and a member of the Food Ethics Council, the BBC’s Rural Affairs Advisory Committee, and the National Food Strategy Advisory Panel; and Andrew Hunt - Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Aduna, an Africa-inspired health food brand and social business, which creates demand for under-utilised natural products from small producers:

Wed, 6/9, 4 pm -- Culture and Technology Book Club, Weapons of Math Destruction (WMD) -- This book analyses how the use of big data and algorithms in a variety of fields, including insurance, advertising, education, and policing, can lead to decisions that harm the poor, reinforce racism, and amplify inequality. Author Cathy O'Neil explains, "You cannot appeal to a WMD. That’s part of their fearsome power. They do not listen.” She offers vivid examples, including microtargeted ads, teacher evaluations, police stats for predictive patrols, insurance, credit scores, and the warping of higher ed around college rankings -- On June 9th we will discuss Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy:

Wed, 6/9, 5 pm -- Carol Anderson in conversation with Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz -- Discussing The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America -- In The Second, historian and bestselling author of White Rage Carol Anderson powerfully illuminates the history and impact of the Second Amendment, how it was designed, and how it has consistently been constructed to keep African Americans powerless and vulnerable. Anderson's penetrating investigation shows that the Second Amendment is not about guns but about anti-Blackness, shedding shocking new light on another dimension of racism in America -- Carol Anderson is Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide; Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960, and One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy -- Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is the author of many books, including Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment; An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States; Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico; and Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War:

Thu, 6/10, 9 am -- Why Study the Rich? -- The dramatic widening of socio-economic inequality and the associated expansion of fortunes at the apex of wealth distribution have re-invigorated the study of elites. Scholars, journalists, civil society stakeholders, and artist-activists are increasingly ‘studying up’ to understand how elites live, socially reproduce themselves, and what role they play in increasing inequalities. In this context of increasingly sophisticated knowledge production around elites, this roundtable brings together three experts: to discuss why we need to study the rich; where we should go next with studying the rich; and what might be productive conversations and collaborations between the academic and NGO sectors in researching the rich -- With Brooke Harrington, Professor of Sociology at Dartmouth College and author of 'Capital without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent'; John Christensen, the co-founder and Director of the Tax Justice Network which has pushed for greater transparency, accountability and regulation in the global tax system, and Rowland Atkinson, Professor in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and Chair in Inclusive Societies at the University of Sheffield, and author of 'Alpha City: How London Was Captured by the Super-Rich':

Thu, 6/10, 9 am -- Author’s Corner: Annette Gordon-Reed: On Juneteenth -- On June 19th, 1865, Black Texans first learned of their freedom from legalized slavery. Today, even as America verges on commemorating this day as an official holiday, Juneteenth remains complex, overlooked, and misunderstood—until now. In her bestseller On Juneteenth, Annette Gordon-Reed carefully unpacks the country’s most important story that was never told. This essay collection reveals the country’s long road toward Juneteenth, the hardships African Americans have faced in the century since, and its integral importance to American history -- With On Juneteenth, author, Pulitzer Prize winner & MacArthur fellow Annette Gordon-Reed:

Thu, 6/10, 9:30 am -- Living with AI: should machines make decisions for us? -- Algorithms are increasingly making important decisions for and about us: what ads or news we are exposed to, whether or not we are shortlisted for a job interview, the interest rate we are offered, whether or not we are granted bail, what happens next when an autonomous vehicle detects a pedestrian running into the road, or whether a weaponized drone will decide if an individual is a civilian or not. The implications of this will be discussed by an expert international panel: Dr. Margaret Mitchell (Industrial AI Researcher, At Large), Prof. Eugenia Siapera (Professor, University College Dublin), Prof. Vincent Conitzer (Head of Technical AI Engagement, Institute of Ethics in AI), Dr. Susan Leavy (Lecturer, University College Dublin), and Marie Boran (PhD Researcher and Technology Journalist):

Thu, 6/10, 11 am -- Anticapitalism and Nature -- We are discussing nature, how we should relate to the natural world around us and why, though important, quick environmentalist fixes will not solve climate change. We will discuss how a climate revolution must necessarily be an anticapitalist revolution -- With Gargi Bhattacharyya, author of Rethinking Racial Capitalism (2018), Dangerous Brown Men (2008), Traffick (2005) and co-author of Empire's Endgame (2020); Noga Levy-Rapoport, a 19-year-old student and activist, working to organise youth climate strikes under the Fridays For Future; Dr. Keston Perry, a political economist, specialised in Afro-Caribbean economic thought, climate justice and finance in Caribbean, resource-wealthy and marginalized societies, who has addressed the lack of diversity in the economics field and radical critiques of the Green New Deal; and Nûjîn Derya, a member of the Andrea Wolf Institute of Jineolojî Academy in Rojava, North East Syria:

Thu, 6/10, 11 am -- State power, transitions and social revolution - a series of three lectures -- This series of lectures examines the Marxist idea of revolution as encompassing the passage of state power from one class to another as part of the transition from one mode of production to a higher one -- The lecture for June 10 is: ‘The transition from feudalism to capitalism’, with Professor James Crossley, which will examine this particular revolutionary transition that unleashed the capitalist mode of production -- (For June 17 it will be: ‘The transition to Socialism’, with Professor Vijay Prashad. Note: On 6/2, Jonathan White started the series by examining the Marxist theory of revolutionary change as transitions between modes of production):

Thu, 6/10, 1:30 pm -- Imagining a World Without Borders -- Join three writer-activists for a timely discussion about the violent origins of national borders, the money and ideology behind the border industrial complex, and why a world without borders is urgently necessary for a more just and sustainable future -- With Todd Miller, author of Build Bridges, Not Walls: A Journey to a World Without Borders (City Lights, 2021), Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the U.S. Border Around the World (Verso, 2019), and Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security (City Lights, 2017); Harsha Walia, author of Undoing Border Imperialism (2013) and, most recently, Border and Rule, and a community organizer and campaigner with No One Is Illegal; and John Washington, a writer, translator, activist, long-term volunteer with No More Deaths, and author of The Dispossessed: A Story of Asylum at the US-Mexico Border and Beyond, about the ancient origins and current legal regime of asylum:

Thu, 6/10, 2 pm -- America’s First Civil Rights Movement -- Join us for a discussion with scholar Kate Masur, whose new book reconsiders the history of the nation’s earliest federal civil rights measures: the Fourteenth Amendment and the Civil Rights Act of 1866. Masur traces the struggle by African American activists and their white allies as they petitioned for greater racial equality and fought racist laws that restricted their rights to testify in court, move freely from place to place, work, vote, and attend public school -- Kate Masur is an associate professor of history at Northwestern University -- Joining her in conversation will be Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, assistant professor of African American studies at Princeton University:

Thu, 6/10, 3 pm -- Noam Chomsky: Confluence of Challenges: The Fate of the Human Experiment -- We live at a moment of extraordinary challenges, unique in human history: environmental catastrophe, nuclear war, new pandemics, all too many others. Crucially, for each imminent crisis we know of feasible solutions, which can lead to a better world. What we do not know is whether humans, who have the fate of the world in their hands, have the moral and intellectual capacity to rise to the challenge and do what must be done. And soon. There can be no delay -- Considered the founder of modern linguistics, Noam Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in modern history. Chomsky is also one of the most influential public intellectuals in the world. He has written more than 100 books, his most recent being “Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power.”:

Fri, 6/11, 5 am -- Exploring Doughnut Economics -- Unforeseen financial crises. Extreme wealth inequality. Relentless pressure on the environment. Can we go on like this? Is there an alternative? -- Economist Kate Raworth, author of the internationally acclaimed Doughnut Economics, offers a radical re-envisioning of the system that has brought us to the point of ruin. She is joined in conversation by Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation -- Organized by York Festival of Ideas:

Sat, 6/12, 9 am -- The Roots of the Crisis -- This conversation, "The Roots of the Crises", with Rabab Abdulhadi, Mizue Aizeki, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, and Toussaint Losier will launch a series of events organized by Left Forum under the theme Planetary Crises: Building Struggle. For this session, speakers will focus on the systemic causes of the crisis, from racial capitalism, extractivist/constant growth models of development, empire, labor exploitation, climate devastation, settler colonialism. From debt cancellation, an end to neoliberal economic policies, structural adjustment and imperialist sanctions, to a redistribution of wealth and food sovereignty, the roots of the crisis---and organizing amidst it -- show how our struggles are inter-connected. If ever, this is a moment to come together, to learn, share, and fortify our movements:

Sun, 6/13, 5 pm -- Green Sunday: United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America -- Authors Nolan Higdon and Mickey Huff discuss their book United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (and what you can do about it) -- It’s no secret that the goal of corporate-owned media is to increase the profits of the few, not to empower the many. As a result, people are increasingly immersed in an information system structured to reinforce their social biases and market to their buying preferences. Journalism’s essential role has been drastically compromised, and Donald Trump has made a bad scenario worse. That said, these concerns about media misinformation did not just disappear upon the election of Joe Biden and we must be ever vigilant against propaganda campaigns from the corporate press and both major political parties -- Dr. Nolan Higdon is an author and university lecturer of history and media studies, and the author of The Anatomy of Fake News from University of California Press (2020) -- Mickey Huff is president of the nonprofit Media Freedom Foundation, a professor of social science, history, and journalism at Diablo Valley College, and executive producer and host of the weekly public affairs program The Project Censored Show on Pacifica Radio:

Mon, 6/14, 4 pm -- Andreas Karelas discusses his new book, "Climate Courage: How Tackling Climate Change Can Build Community, Transform the Economy, and Bridge the Political Divide in America" -- Karelas digs into the latest data on the rapidly falling costs and increased efficiencies of clean energy technologies compared to fossil fuels, looks at the rate of job creation in the clean energy sector, and introduces the reader to the inspiring work of climate heroes on both sides of the aisle—from Republican mayors and governors to activists, from businesses to faith communities -- Karelas is the founder and executive director of RE-volv, a nonprofit organization that empowers people around the country to help nonprofits in their communities go solar and raise awareness about the benefits of clean energy. He is an Audubon TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Fellow and an OpenIDEO Climate Innovator Fellow:

Tue, 6/15, 8 am -- Postgrowth and Degrowth: The (Im)possibility of Green Growth and its Alternatives -- Proponents of Postgrowth and Degrowth approaches argue that it will not be possible to decouple economic growth from ecological impacts. Contrary to the logic of Green Growth, they call for abandoning the political fixation on GDP growth and propose alternative economic models for a sustainable future economy. In this event, we give the floor to leading experts from Postgrowth and Degrowth economics, to present different concepts from this vibrant scholarly field -- With Prof. Susan Paulson, Centre for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida; Prof. Tim Jackson, Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, University of Leeds; and Dr. Katherine Trebeck, Co-founder and Senior Strategic Advisor at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance:

Tue, 6/15, 9:30 am -- Beyond Reason: Postcolonial Theory and the Social Sciences -- In this book, author Sanjay Seth maintains that the Western knowledge disseminated by universities and mobilized by states to govern populations was thought to have transcended its particularities such that, unlike pre-modern and non-Western knowledges, it was “universal,” or true for all times and places. Seth argues that the social sciences do not and cannot transcend the Western historical and cultural circumstances in which they emerged. Beyond Reason proceeds to anatomize the disciplines of history and political science to ask what politics these academic disciplines enable, and what ways they foreclose -- Author Sanjay Seth, Department of Politics & International Relations, Goldsmiths, University of London, will discuss his book with Humeira Iqtidar, King's College (London); Branwen Gruffydd Jones, Cardiff University; and José Manuel Viegas Neves, Universidade Nova de Lisboa:

Tue, 6/15, 11 am -- Twenty-First Century Fascism in the US -- The conditions for classical fascism—imperialist crisis, class civil war, socialist revolution, anticolonial struggle, the emergence of new colonizing nation-states, and the stresses of capitalist modernization—are absent. Rather, today’s crises pertain to long-running problems of accumulation, the breakdown of neoliberal globalization, the crisis of political hegemony, and the ecological emergency. In the absence of mass fascist parties, paramilitary organizations and civic associations, the new far right has congealed largely through social media. The question is whether the reactionary authoritarian mobs coalescing today represent an inchoate fascism, or the dying convulsions of declining sources of conservatism from whiteness to patriarchy -- Building on Richard Seymour’s forthcoming article in Salvage #10, writer and podcaster Annie Olaloku-Teriba and Columbia University PhD student Barnaby Raine will host a conversation between Richard, who is founding editor of Salvage and author of The Twittering Machine, and Nikhil Pal Singh, who is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University, on how the left should understand today’s growing far right:

Wed, 6/16, 8:45 am -- Environ 2021 Co-Keynote Public Session - Doughnut Economics -- We welcome the public to join us at Environ 2021 for a co-keynote talk from Kate Raworth (author of Doughnut Economics), an environment economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century's social and ecological challenges and Roisin Markham, founder and network steward of the Irish Doughnut Economics Network (IDEN). Kate and Roisin will provide an overview of the Doughnut Economics model and how it can be applied in an Irish context:

Wed, 6/16, 5 pm -- A Conversation with Angela Davis -- Davis, the Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz, is the author of nine books, most recently, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement -- In the early seventies, Davis spent eighteen months in jail and on trial after being placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List.” She has continued to examine the social problems associated with incarceration and the criminalization of communities most affected by poverty and racial discrimination. Davis will address numerous issues related to race, gender, and a 21st century abolitionist movement that envisions a world without prisons:

Thu, 6/17 to Sat, 6/19 -- 19th Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress -- We are bringing together researchers, activists, artists, and policy makers to focus our collective expertise, experiences, and energies, to move the vision of a universal guaranteed basic income forward. Now more than ever, we see the need to connect what we have learned and continue to learn from empirical evidence and other research to those who are on the ground advocating and organizing movements, and those in our countries’ capitols setting policy for years to come. Join us as we move from crisis response to building the foundational underpinnings of society for the next generation. Come share your knowledge, your know how, your insights, and your passion, as we harness a burgeoning interest and greater commitment to the need for a basic income guarantee:

Thu, 6/17, 6 pm -- California Doughnut Economics Coalition - Book Club -- Is currently reading All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis -- About the Book Club: A unique opportunity to read and share some information and inspirational conversation on important issues. The book club is an unbiased and safe forum that opens our minds to ideas and information for a more in-depth look at our world, our community, and hopefully ourselves -- Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month: For 6/17, the club will be discussing Part 2 - Advocate & Part 3 - Reframe:

Fri, 6/18, 9 am to Sat, 6/19, 2 pm -- Nourishing Life Conference -- We face climate crises, epidemic chronic disease, a global pandemic and major threats to our food supply. How we nourish ourselves and our soil is intimately related to each of these challenges. Imagine regenerative solutions that tap the wisdom of nature, our ancestors, and our new understanding of the physiology of immunity and chronic disease -- With Vandana Shiva, PhD, an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, ecofeminist and anti-globalization author who will be speaking on the broken global food system and the link between soil health and human health; Drew Ramsey, MD, who is a psychiatrist, author, farmer, and an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, who will be addressing the link between nutrition and mental health; Christine Jones, PhD, founder of Amazing Carbon and Carbon for Life Inc., who will be speaking on optimizing the liquid carbon pathway and microbial diversity in healthy soil; and 5 others:

Mon, 6/21, 10:30 am -- William Blake vs the World, with John Higgs -- Join us for a wild journey through culture, science, philosophy and religion to better understand the mercurial genius William Blake in the twenty-first century. Blake famously experienced visions, and it is these that shaped his attitude to politics, sex, religion, society and art. Thanks to the work of neuroscientists and psychologists, we are now in a better position to understand what was happening inside that remarkable mind, and gain a deeper appreciation of his brilliance. His timeless work, we will find, has never been more relevant -- In his book and talk, cultural historian and novelist John Higgs will return to a world of riots, revolutions and radicals, discuss movements from the Levellers of the sixteenth century to the psychedelic counterculture of the 1960s, and explore the latest discoveries in neurobiology, quantum physics and comparative religion. HIggs's previous books include: The KLF, Stranger Than We Can Imagine, Watling Street, and The Future Starts Here:

Tue, 6/22, 11 am -- William Thompson Forum: Eve Olney on "The Living Commons: Reconfiguring the Social for Unknown Futures" -- The Living Commons is a holistic, social and ecological living, working and learning scheme with a focus on aiding the economic and culturally disadvantaged. It is informed by Murray Bookchin’s concept of communalism/libertarian municipalism; Cornelius Castoriadis’s ‘project of autonomy’ as an alternative ‘social imaginary’; and Silvia Federici’s challenges to the patriarchy. This talk explores the project’s conceptual framework, past and current developments, and objectives around social change -- Olney is an artist, activist, educator and researcher. Her latest essays can be found in Passepartout’s issue 40, ‘New Infrastructures’ (2021) and the book Enlightenment and Ecology: The Legacy of Murray Bookchin in the 21st Century (2021):

Thu, 7/1, 10 am -- Social Guarantee Launch -- Come and join us as we discuss why we need a Social Guarantee! The Social Guarantee enshrines every person’s right to life’s essentials: education, health and social care, a decent home, childcare, nutritious food, clean air and water, energy, transport and access to the internet. For this to happen, all people must have access to collectively provided services that meet their needs, as well as to a fair living income -- With Ann Pettifor, economist and author of The Case for The Green New Deal; Kate Raworth, economist and creator of Doughnut Economics; Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council; and Chaitanya Kumar, Head of Environment and Green Transition at the New Economics Foundation:

§3 more events for Tuesday, June 15th
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Monday Jun 14th, 2021 8:56 PM
Tue, 6/15, 11 am -- Line 3: Update Briefing -- Please join Equation Campaign, Solidaire Network, Movement Voter Project, and Jubilee Gift for a special funder briefing on the historic mobilization to #StopLine3. Indigenous people, Tribal nations, landowners, communities, and climate groups in Minnesota are facing off to stop Canadian oil giant Enbridge Energy from completing the massive Line 3 pipeline in Northern Minnesota through Anishinaabe Treaty lands. Line 3 is now 50% complete. To truly create a major climate inflection point, organizers in Minnesota need continued funding for mass mobilization on the ground and across the country, legal defense of protestors, and court challenges to the Pipeline -- Our speakers were all on the frontlines this week at the Treaty People Gathering -- With Winona LaDuke of Honor the Earth, Tara Houska of Giniw Collective, Bill McKibben of, and Mara Verheyden-Hilliard of the Center for Protest Law and Litigation:

Tue, 6/15, 1 pm -- Goldman Environmental Prize Virtual Ceremony -- The Goldman Environmental Foundation will announce six recipients of the 2021 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world's foremost award for grassroots environmental activists, on Tuesday, June 15. To date, the Prize has honored 200 winners (including 87 women) from 90 nations, and has shined a light on many of the critical issues facing the Earth. The virtual ceremony will feature host Jane Fonda, remarks by Vanessa Nakate and Susie Gelman, and performances by Lenny Kravitz, Baaba Maal, and Ndlovu Youth Choir:

Tue, 6/15, 7 pm -- TNR Live: Remake the World -- Katie McDonough, a deputy editor with The New Republic (TNR), talks with Astra Taylor about her new book "Remake the World: Essays, Reflections, Rebellions." -- In the essays collected here, Taylor tackles the rising popularity of socialism, the problem of automation, the politics of listening, the possibility of rights for the natural and non-human world, the future of the university, the temporal challenge of climate catastrophe, and more. Taylor 's philosophical style has a political edge that speaks directly to the growing conviction that a radical transformation of our economy and society is required -- Astra Taylor is a documentary filmmaker, writer, and political organizer. She is the author of Democracy May Not Exist, but We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone and The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age, and is co-founder of the Debt Collective, a union for debtors, and contributed the foreword to the group’s new book, Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition:

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