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Registration opens at 9:30am. Opening plenary at 10am followed by three workshop sessions and a closing plenary from 6-7:30pm. Post-conference dinner and drinks (unfortunately not included) immediately afterward.
Conference Schedule and Speakers
9:30 – 10am: REGISTRATION
10 – 11:30am: OPENING PLENARY
Why Capitalism Is Killing the Planet
Jill Stein, 2012 Green Party presidential candidate
Richard Smith, author and independent socialist
11:30am – 1pm: WORKSHOP SESSION 1
1) Agriculture and food: sustainable or profitable?
- Fred Magdoff, Monthly Review, author
- Brian Tokar, Institute for Social Ecology, author and activist
- Nancy Romer, Coordinator, Brooklyn Food Coalition
- Dianne Rocheleau, agroecologist/geographer and author
2) Fossil Fuel Divestment: Student Power in the Climate Justice Movement
- Joe Shortsleeve, Barnard Columbia Divest
- Hannah Forrester, ISO Columbia, Barnard Columbia Divest
- Belinda Rodriguez, NYU Divest, 350.org
3) Free of Tar Sands and Fracking
- Cecile Lawrence, Green Party of New York State, social justice activist, author
- John Riddell, author, Canadian anti-tar-sands activist
1 – 2:30pm: LUNCH
2:30 – 4pm: WORKSHOP SESSION 2
1) The Fight for Indigenous Rights
- Brian Ward, ISO DC
2) Race, Gender and Environment Justice
- Heather Kangas, ISO Baltimore
3) Lessons from Super-storm Sandy
- Peter Rugh, journalist, environmental activist
- Nastaran Mohit, immigrant rights activist and Occupy Sandy Health Outreach coordinator
4:15 – 5:45pm: WORKSHOP SESSION 2
1) Natural Allies: The Labor & Climate Justice Movements
- Jeremy Brecher environmental labor activist
- Sean Sweeney, labor activist
- Steve Downs, Solidarity, member of TWU Local 100
2) Carbon Taxes and Market Approaches: Can Capitalism Be Sustainable?
- Daniel Piper, Socialist Action
- Howie Hawkins, Solidarity, the Green Party of New York State
3) Both Red and Green: A History of the Green Left
- Richard Greeman, ecosocialist author, teacher and activist
- Josh, Deep Green Resistance NYC
6 – 7:30pm: CLOSING PLENARY
What is EcoSocialism and How Do We Get There?
- Chris Williams, ISO NYC, author of Ecology and Socialism
- awaiting confirmation from additional speakers
8pm – ??: Dinner and drinks to follow, location TBA
Please check back soon for updates.