The Challenge of Democracy in a Climate Emergency
We simultaneously face two related existential crises—climate breakdown and radical threats to democracy worldwide. The climate emergency demands a fundamental restructuring of governance keyed to both biospheric realities and to addressing obscene inequality. Can democracy withstand climate chaos? Is a reformed and stronger democracy our best hope to make it through the long emergency ahead of us? What’s needed? Hosted by Ben Davis, Wend Collective and Civic (Re)solve. With: Chief Oren Lyons, Indigenous Rights and climate leader, Faithkeeper, Onandaga Nation, Haudenosaune; Colette Pichon Battle, co-founder of Taproot Earth; Jennifer Riley Collins, Southeast Regional Administrator for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
March 28th | 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm