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Voices from the Frontlines of Climate Change

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018

Climate liability is a growing movement in the US and around the world as communities seek to shift some of the burden to the companies responsible for the rising costs of climate change. NYC is one of fifteen cities and states in the US that recently brought lawsuits against ExxonMobil, Chevron + other major fossil fuel companies demanding that they pay for their fair share of climate damages.

Sponsors: The Union of Concerned Scientists; 350NYC, 350.org; Business & Human Rights Resource Centre; Center for Climate Integrity, Center for Human Rights Global Justice at NYU School of Law; Center for International Environmental Law; EarthRights International; Greenpeace; Human Rights Watch; + Leitner Center for International Law + Justice at Fordham Law School

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 7:00- 9:00 pm, doors open at 6:15 for a light reception

Location: New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street/Central Park West

Speakers include: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, co-founder, Brooklyn Academy for Science + the Environment + author of Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet; Marinel Ubaldo, student + climate activist from Tacloban City, Philippines; Reverend Donna Schaper, senior minister - Judson Memorial Church; Dan Zarrilli, chief climate policy advisor and OneNYC director - NYC Office of the Mayor; Brenda Ekwurzel, director of climate science - Union of Concerned Scientists; Phil Bloomer, executive director - Business & Human Rights Resource Centre; + Raphael Agosto Miranda, EMT with experience in Puerto Rico in aftermath of Hurricane Maria

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