Talk by Svend Robinson: "People and the Planet before Profits"

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 18:00

Svend Robinson on how capitalism is killing our planet and creating obscene levels of inequality, and why the October 21 federal election may be our last chance to change course. Svend served for over 25 years as federal NDP MP for Burnaby, including the SFU campus, and is back in federal politics as the NDP candidate for Burnaby North -Seymour. He will speak about the challenge of the IPCC Report on the climate crisis, the failure of the market to respond to the fundamental right to housing, the threat of the populist neo-liberal right, and how political leaders should respond to these crises.

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Co-sponsored by SFU's Institute for the Humanities.

This event will take place on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Event is FREE and open to the public. If you would like to donate to the Institute to help fund future events like this one, please visit http://www.sfu.ca/humanities-institute/donate.html.

ASL requests must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior the event to insthum@sfu.ca.

Location: room 7000, SFU Harbour Centre. Both the building and room are wheelchair accessible.

SFU
515 West Hastings
Vancovuer , BC
Canada
British Columbia CA

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