ACT JUST presents an Earth Day series, "Global Movements for Environmental and Social Justice"

Date: 
April 12, 2012 - 17:30 - 19:30
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: 
Auditorium
Event type: 
Event audience: 
ACT JUST presents an Earth Day series, "Global Movements for Environmental and Social Justice"

Occupy Earth!

Earth Day Series on Global Movements for Environmental and Social Justice

Part I: April 12, 5.30- 7.30 p.m.

Part II: April 20, 2:15-4:15 p.m. 

CEU Auditorium, Nádor u. 9, H-1051 Budapest

 

The CEU Environmental and Social Justice Action Research Group (ACT JUST) invites you to a two-part Earth Day series on global environmental and social justice movements. The events will bring together the voices of researchers and activists to jointly analyze the recent wave of social mobilizations.  They will explore to what extent  these movements transcend dichotomous categorization: local/global, rural/urban, environmental/social, theory/practice, etc. 

And, what, if anything, is truly innovative about these movements in terms of their structure, strategies, discourse, etc.?

Panelists will share case studies from around the world using photos, video clips, stories, and quotes from the field.  We will conclude by inviting the audience to share their own experiences and insights to shed light on this incredible time for global social movements.

 

Part One: Eating Wall Street

April 12, 5.30- 7.30 p.m.  Auditorium

Panelists:

Tamara Steger (CEU, Environmental Sciences and Policy) on Occupy Wall Street

Csilla Kiss (Védegylet) on Local Food Justice and Agricultural Biodiversity

Guntra Aistara (CEU, Environmental Sciences and Policy) on Seed Sovereignty

After the panel, snacks and will be provided by Eletkonyha raw vegan gourmet kitchen.  

 

Part Two: Critical Climates

April 20, 2:15-4:15 p.m.  Auditorium

Panelists:

Yulia Barbanova  (CEU, Environmental Sciences and Policy) on Climate Justice Campaigns

Tracey Wheatley (Transition Wekerle) on Transition Towns

Sinja, Critical Mass Budapest (invited)

The panel will take place in conjunction with student-organized Earth Day events.