Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Doors Open: 8:00 AM
Program Starts: 8:00 AM
End Time: 9:00 AM
Bill (USA) & Vandana Shiva (India)
Social Transformation — Visions & Mobilizations
with Katharyne Mitchell (UCSC) and Chris Benner (UCSC)
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, we already knew social transformation was necessary. Now we know it's possible. Political and economic policies that were previously fringe are now front and center in national and international conversations. In the last months, we've witnessed people taking to the streets to protest authoritarian governments, racial injustice, unequal health care, and climate change. We're witnessing an outbreak of politics that cannot be contained. These "silver linings" are situated within a context of growing inequality, war, authoritarianism, violence, poverty, hunger, and the potential to undermine the Earth's support systems through the loss of biodiversity, clean water, and a stable climate.