* Room 5409 - please check in with ID at the front desk. *
Come learn about the exciting month of climate actions planned for September, and discuss how we can expand the networks of politically-active scientists, engineers, and all STEM workers and students.
The STEM community has been centrally involved in debates about climate change. As a new era of climate activism emerges, our community faces several urgent questions:
- What role do scientists and engineers have to play in advocating for a Green New Deal?
- How can we step up our collective actions and match the courage of Indigenous leaders, student climate strikers, youth activists from Sunrise, and other leaders?
- How can we bridge the divides between academia and many environmental justice communities?
- How can we better organize ourselves and convince our more hesitant colleagues to take political action?
1) Introductions - 10 min
2) Watch 2 short GND videos - 15 min
3) Discuss videos & supplemental readings on STEM and the GND - 45 min
4) How to become a member of SftP NYC & our work - 20 min
The Green New Deal, Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxIDJWCbk6I&vl=en
A Message from the Future, with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: https://theintercept.com/2019/04/17/green-new-deal-short-film-alexandria-ocasio-cortez/
Scientists Must Speak Up for the Green New Deal, by 500 Women Scientists: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/scientists-must-speak-up-for-the-green-new-deal/
Green New Deal: The Science behind the Politics: https://earth.stanford.edu/news/green-new-deal-science-behind-politics#gs.wdunhn
SftP monthly chapter meetings are a great place to discuss issues at the intersection of science, politics, and social justice; to learn how to become a member of our group of radical scientists, engineers, educators, and beyond; and to get plugged into the organizing and publishing work that SFTP NYC is doing.
The front entrance of the CUNY Grad Center is ADA accessible, and there are elevators in the lobby.