Resist: Climate Justice in the age of Trump
The challenge of climate change is one which calls to our common humanity. Trump's denial of both is a deadly combination. All welcome at our public meeting on the eve of Trump's UK visit, to hear about what has been happening and discuss how we can resist.
Speakers: Rachel Kennerley, Friends of the Earth, Leon Sealey-Huggins, University of Warwick, Fliss Premru and Shaun Dey from Reel News
Rachel Kennerley, International Climate Campaigner at Friends of the Earth, will discuss whether his intention to pull the US out of the Paris agreement is giving other countries a free pass to further reduce climate ambition. And how far have Trump and his cronies managed to dismantle the limited climate policies implemented by Obama?
In the US and elsewhere, extreme weather hits the poorest and most vulnerable. Following confirmation of the death toll of over 4000 in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and its aftermath - called by Trump at the time 'not a real catastrophe', we'll hear from Leon Sealey-Huggins, an expert on the impacts of climate change in the Caribbean.
A vital part of the resistance to Trump's climate policies and fossil fuel projects is the link with social justice and racial justice campaigns, including the threat to indigenous peoples' land and water rights from fossil fuels. Fliss Premru and Shaun Dey from Reel News have just returned from filming in the US and will share some of their footage.
Finally, discussion about the issues raised and about Trump's UK visit. The mass demonstration against Trump on Friday 13th states that we will not normalise and accept the unacceptable - in the US or in this country.
Venue: Wolfson Lecture Theatre, SOAS Paul Webley Wing, Senate House North Block, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00