Panel 11: Paths to Liberation
Citizens Building Political Will
Emily Northrop, Southwestern University
This presentation will briefly describe the history, structure, values, methods and successes of the Citizens Climate Lobby, an organization of ordinary citizens who are building “political will for a livable world”. It will then sketch the economics of the “carbon fee and dividend” policy, including the projected downward redistribute of purchasing power in the United States (more).
Climate Justice: A Call for Leadership
Margot Hurlbert, University of Regina
This talks provides both a common definition of climate justice through literature review and use of a survey and argues that strong leadership from all is required to move climate justice forward. Defining justice is important as it can provide guidance to climate negotiators (more).
Liberation Communications: How Participatory Framing Fomented the People-Powered Movement for Just Transition
Celia Alario, University of California, Santa Barbara
This presenter imagines a world of 2050 that promotes rights-based approach to climate solutions. The talk outlines the path to get here, including how we can build power in communities most directly impacted by climate chaos, retool our activism and finally learned to put relationship before task, recognizing that quality relationships supported true empowerment and authentic self-expression, which allowed for greater participation, and ultimately fomented our deepening democracy (more).
Making Cosmopolitical Commons in the Ruins of Europe
Miriam Tola, Northeastern University
This talk imagines what Europe will look like 2050 by envisioning the proliferation of struggles for the commons as more just mode for dwelling on earth. Working back from the future to the present, the presentation finds traces of the cosmopolitical commons in an episode of struggle occurring in Rome, Italy, where an urban lake has recently become a central actor in a prolonged mobilization for the commons (more).
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