A conversation highlighting the intersections between climate equity, moral urgency, and local action in disrupting narratives around CC.
Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Muslim Societies in partnership with MEI and Columbia Climate School are excited to present a conversation highlighting the intersections between climate equity, moral urgency, and local action in disrupting narratives around the climate crisis. As we continue to organize for climate justice, in what ways does it become imperative to recognize the failure of the dominant narratives in creating a false dichotomy between equity and climate action? In what ways might this perpetuate coloniality? With a diverse group of panelists, this discussion aims to identify the co-optation of the climate “crisis” or “emergency” narrative and attempts to move beyond these rhetorical restraints. This event hopes to recenter equity and moral urgency in order to radically alter the heart of the climate discussion.
We will joined by:
Mohamad Amer Meziane is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public and the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University.
Andrew Kruczkiewicz is Senior Staff Researcher at Columbia University, at the Climate School within the International Research Institute for Climate and Society. Also within Columbia's Climate School, Andrew is Co-Director of the Earth Network on Disaster Resilience entitled, Sustainable and Resilient Living in an Era of Increasing Disasters Network.
Basil AlSubee is a filmmaker and MA student at NYU's Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, where they are exploring the relationships between Syrian cinema, Latin American Third Cinema, the politics of decolonization and political economies of film distribution. Outside of academia, Basil's documentary work has focused on campus environmental organizing and coalitional practice across Metro-Detroit and Ann Arbor.
Juan José Guzmán Ayala is a Colombian climate justice activist based in New York City. After concluding his undergraduate studies in economics and sustainable development at Columbia University in 2019, Juan José joined the nascent Fridays for Future movement in his home city of Bogotá, Colombia.
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