A last-minute update on our upcoming Socialist Salon on climate change and climate-related politics, on August 18 at the Bread and Brew.
Our featured speaker at this Salon will be Janet Redman of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), who has agreed to meet with us to talk about local, national and global climate politics, pretty much at the last minute.
Redman is a co-director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network, where she provides analyses of the energy investments and carbon finance activities of international financial institutions, including the World Bank.
Redman also is a founding participant in the global "Climate Justice Now!" network and has appeared on C-SPAN and various radio programs to discuss fair and equitable actions on climate change, both in the US and overseas. In addition, she has organizing experience relating to the empowerment of women and youth through community farming and sustainable economic development.
Redman will deliver an introductory overview describing several upcoming climate-related events that environmentalists and progressive activists will be involved in over the next few months, leading up to the next UN conference on climate in South Africa in December.
After her remarks, we'll open up the Salon for Qs and As from everyone present.
If you care about climate change, and if you're interested in how socialists and other progressives may want to get involved in the issue, please plan on attending this event!
Expected topics to be covered in Redman's introductory address:
(a) current EPA efforts to regulate CO2 as a pollutant,
(b) the upcoming UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa this December, and how progressives may want to be involved
(c) planned civil disobedience actions from Aug. 20 - Labor Day in front of the White House, against the US government giving approval to the "Keystone XL" pipeline to carry oil from Alberta's tar sands area to US oil refineries in Texas.
(e) local DC-area activism on climate.
The location again will be: Bread and Brew,[masked]th Street N.W., Washington, from 6:30-8:30 pm on Thursday.