Past Event

Talking Climate: Law

June 11, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online Event

Join the Climate Museum for Talking Climate: Law a conversation at the intersection of climate, inequality, and law on Friday, June 11 at 1pm EST.  RSVP now!

The word ‘law’ comes from the Old Norse for ‘something laid down or fixed.’ But the law, like the society that authors it in the hope of stability, is in fact always in flux. It changes in response to emergent or newly recognized crises and struggles, even as it shapes their course.

The two defining and interlinked crises of our time—climate and inequality—have generated countless legal developments. In Talking Climate: Law, an interdisciplinary panel will examine some of the most critical and think together about their meaning for climate justice and progress.

Like all of the Climate Museum’s programs, Talking Climate: Law aims to create ground for community-building, democratic engagement, and civic action on the climate crisis.

This panel, moderated by Climate Museum director and former civil rights litigator Miranda Massie, includes: 

  • Vic Barrett, plaintiff in Juliana v. The United States and Democracy Organizer at Alliance for Climate Education
  • Ama R. Francis, Climate Displacement Project Strategist at International Refugee Assistance Project and non-resident fellow at Columbia University’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
  • Brian Kahn, Managing Editor at Earther and lecturer at Columbia University’s MA Program in Climate and Society

With a reading by the celebrated poet Layli Long Soldier.

ASL interpretation and live captioning will be provided at Law. To request additional accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Dilshanie Perera at [email protected] or (215) 820-4294.

Contact Information

Dilshanie Perera