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Dean’s Lecturer: David Solnit

"Using Arts Organizing to Fight for Climate Justice and More"
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 5:00pm
Media Theater, Theater Arts Center (UCSC)
Presented by: 
Arts Division
History of Art and Visual Culture

David Solnit uses arts with communities and movements to win positive social change. Over the last 25 years, he has used culture, art, creative actions and theater in mass actions, popular education, and celebrations. He has worked with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers–Florida tomato pickers, who won dramatic changes for workers, and recently co-coordinated large-scale arts and visuals for the Climate Justice mobilizations in Paris, and the Peoples Climate March in NYC. Solnit is a nonviolent direct action organizer, co-organizing the shutdown of the World Trade Organization in Seattle in 1999, the shutdown of Financial District of San Francisco the day after the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, and the Flood Wall Sreet in conjunction with the People’s Climate March. He is the editor/co-author of Globalize Liberation: How to Uproot the System and Build a Better WorldArmy of None, and The Battle of the Story of the Battle of Seattle.

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Part of Climate Justice Now! Art and Environment Today, a series of free Monday/Wednesday evening lectures, featuring a diverse array of guest speakers, all leaders in the area of climate justice and cultural politics, which will explore the current imperatives for making a just transition to a post-carbon future. Curated by professor T.J. Demos.

Free and open to the public.
Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:00pm.
Parking $3

Presented by the Arts Division, History of Art and Visual Culture Department, and Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence.

See complete series here