Sept 12: Amy Miller kicks off CKUT's Under the Weather Speaker Series on McGill Campus
To kick off the Under The Weather Lecture series, we invite you to join us on Thursday, September 12th at 6:30 PM in Leacock Rm 26 on McGill University’s downtown campus to hear a lecture by media maker and social justice organizer, Amy Miller, director and producer of The Carbon Rush.
Admission is free and refreshments will be served after the presentation!
Can’t be there in person? No worries! You can tune in live from 7-8 PM on Thursday night on CKUT 90.3 FM or online at ckut.ca.
Background on Under the Weather
Over the last few years, we have continued to witness and gather research on drastic changes in our climate system, including melting glaciers, increased number of natural disasters, shifting coastlines and rising sea levels. Likewise we have seen a climate justice movement that is gaining momentum and in size – lobbying President Obama to stop the Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from the Alberta tar sands, educating the public about proposed geo-engineering projects with wealthy funders with unknown impacts on our global ecosystem, and building a sustained, indigenous-led campaign against the biggest industrial project in the world, the tar sands, and countries to our south enshrining rights for the Earth. The research and action sides of climate change have come together last summer, garnering national attention, with scientists protesting “the death of evidence” under the Harper government.
Under the Weather: Climate Change Research and Justice is a McGill Sustainability Fund & Radio CKUT year-long monthly broadcast lecture series with an alternating focus on research on causes and impacts of climate change and climate justice actors. Each lecture will take place on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at McGill University, and the lectures will be broadcast live on McGill’s campus radio station, CKUT 90.3FM (or www.ckut.ca). The lectures will also be distributed in a podcast format after the broadcast to be downloaded and listened to anytime, anywhere, bringing the campus to the community and the community to the campus. Join us for our first lecture on Thursday, September 12th! More details to come!