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Monday, April 21, 2014

Beyond the Classroom presents "The Student Movement to Solve the Global Climate Crisis"

Description:
To celebrate Earth Day, please join our panel discussion to understand the growing movement to solve the global climate change crisis! The panel will focus on the large youth-led environmental protest that led to the arrest of 398 students in March 2014 who were protesting the proposed Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Project that would ship carbon-intensive oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. In January 2012, President Obama rejected the permit for this 1,700 mile pipeline, but a final decision will be announced this summer. Throughout Maryland, students have mobilized to raise awareness and to mobilize citizen action against the proposed Cove Point Energy Project in Maryland. At the same time, students on a number of university campuses have mobilized support for divestment of all university endowment funds invested in fossil fuel companies. What strategies have students used to engage on this environmental issue? What are the lessons for the environmental movement? {Will appear in FYI on Apr 18, 2014
Start Time:
7:00 PM
End Time:
9:00 PM
Room:
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/locationbtc.html
Other Contact Information:
Dr. James V. Riker Beyond the Classroom +1 301 314 6622 jriker@umd.edu https://www.facebook.com/events/691027990957593/


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