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Naomi Klein: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal
October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harvard Book Store welcomes Naomi Klein—award-winning, internationally bestselling author and journalist—for a discussion of her latest book, ON FIRE: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal. She will be joined by Juliet B. Schor, Boston College professor and former Guggenheim fellow. This event is co-sponsored by 350 Mass for a Better Future, Cambridge Forum, The Intercept, The Leap, and Sunrise Movement Boston.
Tickets are available online only: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/naomi-klein-at-first-parish-church-tickets-70076760477.
All tickets for this event include a $5 coupon for use in the bookstore. Pre-sale tickets include a copy of ON FIRE. Books bundled with pre-sale tickets may only be picked up at the venue the night of the event, and cannot be picked up in-store beforehand.
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About On Fire
For more than twenty years, Naomi Klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on both people and planet—and an unapologetic champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with justice at its center. In lucid, elegant dispatches from the frontlines of contemporary natural disaster, she pens surging, indispensable essays for a wide public: prescient advisories and dire warnings of what future awaits us if we refuse to act, as well as hopeful glimpses of a far better future. On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal gathers for the first time more than a decade of her impassioned writing, and pairs it with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of our immediate political and economic choices.
These long-form essays show Klein at her most prophetic and philosophical, investigating the climate crisis not only as a profound political challenge but as a spiritual and imaginative one, as well. Delving into topics ranging from the clash between ecological time and our culture of “perpetual now,” to the soaring history of humans changing and evolving rapidly in the face of grave threats, to rising white supremacy and fortressed borders as a form of “climate barbarism,” this is a rousing call to action for a planet on the brink.
With reports spanning from the ghostly Great Barrier Reef, to the annual smoke-choked skies of the Pacific Northwest, to post-hurricane Puerto Rico, to a Vatican attempting an unprecedented “ecological conversion,” Klein makes the case that we will rise to the existential challenge of climate change only if we are willing to transform the systems that produced this crisis.
An expansive, far-ranging exploration that sees the battle for a greener world as indistinguishable from the fight for our lives, On Fire captures the burning urgency of the climate crisis, as well as the fiery energy of a rising political movement demanding a catalytic Green New Deal.