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Covid’s Lessons on Climate: Listen to Science and fight Racism

June 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

African Americans march at the 2014 People's Climate March in NYC. (Photo: Flickr)

Craig Altemose will speak to two lessons we must learn from the COVID-19 about climate change.

The first is that we ignore expert guidance – whether public health professionals or climate scientists — at our peril. To do so, climate catastrophe awaits us as surely as did the pandemic.

The second lesson is how the racial justice dimensions of the Covid-19 pandemic shed light on the climate movement’s task to advance an explicitly anti-racist climate agenda.

Finally he will share his thoughts on, and his organization’s plans for, where the movement should head from here to advance a just and sustainable future.

Craig AltemoseCraig S. Altemose is the founding Executive Director of Better Future Project, which organizes communities, campuses, and coalitions to address the climate crisis through its programs: 350 Massachusetts, Divest Ed, and Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW). Before starting BFP, Craig co-founded and led Students for a Just and Stable Future, a statewide student network that engaged students at more than 15 Massachusetts universities on climate policy. Craig holds a B.A. in International Relations from Eckerd College, an M.P.P. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action’s Peace and Climate Working Group and 350 Massachusetts


June 24, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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