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Connecting Climate Change to Social Change

Connecting Climate Change to Social Change Panel

On today's program we have the third of three panels and addresses we recorded at The 5th Annual Tommy Douglas Institute on May 31, 2017 at George Brown College in downtown Toronto.

The last panel of the afternoon was about Connecting Climate Change to Social Change.

The moderator of the panel was Ali Kazimi, an award winning filmmaker, author and visual artist. He's also an Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Arts at York University.  He is joined by Joanna Kerr of Greenpeace Canada, Katie McKenna of LEAP and Dusha Sritharan of the Toronto Environmental Alliance.

You can hear two other panel discussions from the 5th Tommy Douglas Institute here: 

The world is not a machine - redefining power structures - keynote address by Dr. Vandana Shiva, one of the most prominent thinkers and philosophers on the topic of food security. She's an environmental justice activist, eco-feminist, scholar and author, she lives and works in India but with strong ties to Canada. In the 1970's, she earned her post graduate degrees at University of Guelph and the University of Western Ontario.

Clayton Thomas-Müller - Social Justice equals environmental justice - Clayton Thomas-Müller is a member of the Treaty#6 based Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, also known as Pukatawagan, located in Northern Manitoba.  Based in Winnipeg, Thomas-Müller is the 'Stop it at the Source' campaigner with 350.org. For the last 15 years, he has campaigned across Canada, Alaska and the lower 48 states organizing in hundreds of First Nations, Alaska Native and Native American communities in support of Indigenous Peoples to defend their traditional territories against the encroachment of the fossil fuel industry. 

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Thanks to the Tommy Douglas Institute for inviting us to record. Needs No Introduction is a podcast of rabble.ca

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