Climate Emergency Teach-In

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As part of the Global Climate Emergency Action Week, this day-long event is open to the community as a space of discussion on the climate crisis and reflection on the steps we can take to act for climate justice.

Here is the schedule for the day:

Main Sessions (Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons)

10:00 AM
Climate 101; a Review of the Science
Dr. Mark Johnson, Ph.D, Adjunct Professor of Meteorology, Worcester State University

11:00 AM
Promises and Limits of the Green New Deal, an EcoSocialist View
William Westgard-Cruice, Graduate Student, Clark University

11:30 AM
Environmental Justice, a Photographic Exploration.
Ema Mehuljic, Student, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

12:00 PM
Divest the University!
Panel of student divestment activists

12:30 PM
Envisioning Worcester’s Adaptation to Climate Change
Dr. Susi Moser, Ph.D., Expert on climate adaptation
Luba Zhaurova, MA, LEED, AP, Sustainability Project Manager, City of Worcester Energy and Asset Management Division

2:00 PM
What Do We Do Now? Taking Action, a Facilitated Discussion
Errica Saunders, Coordinator, 350 Central Mass,
Alan Palm, Director of Organizing, 350 Massachusetts, Better Future Project, Boston,

*Special Session for Families* (Carlson Hall, Room 128)

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Climate Change Planning for Families
Sammi Waldsmith + Andrew Ahern, Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary