What Does a Just Recovery for Canada and the World Look Like?

December 15, 2020

Nayeli Jimenez, Thea Riofrancos, & Matthew Green

Tuesday, December 15, 4:30PM–6:00PM PST, Via Zoom Webinar (Registration Required)

Organized by SFU's Institute for the Humanities, and cosponsored by Ricochet Media and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement

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PART OF THE COVID-19 LECTURE SERIES: "THINKING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC"

A Panel Discussion on the Short and Long Emergencies of COVID-19 and Climate Change

Just before the current session of Parliament got underway, it was reported that Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government was shelving $100 billion worth of investments in green economy infrastructure in order to prioritize Canada’s recovery from COVID-19. Rather than counterpose measures to deal with the pandemic and the longer-term emergency of climate change, a new generation of activists across the country and internationally are demanding a Just Recovery. 

What are the key demands needed to win a just recovery, how do they relate to the pre-existing campaigns for a Green New Deal, and how can we use this perilous political moment to strengthen movements for a just transition and systemic change? Join the SFU Institute for Humanities for an online presentation and discussion with some of North America’s leading activists and thinkers on these pressing issues. 

Panelists

Nayeli Jimenez, Climate Justice Organizer, 350 Vancouver and Our Time Vancouver.
Thea Riofrancos, co-author of A Planet to Win: The Case for a Green New Deal.
Matthew Green, NDP Member of Parliament, Hamilton Centre.