How Should the Penn Community Respond to the Climate Emergency?

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Date(s) - 03/02/2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Golkin Room, 223 Houston Hall


Organizational Meeting – How Should the Penn Community Respond to the Climate Emergency?
Monday, March 2, 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Golkin Room, 223 Houston Hall

Please come to an organizing meeting to brainstorm and plan for a teach-in/teach-out during the week of April 20th (the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day is on April 22). We hope to develop shared expertise and actionable goals for the Penn community to address the global climate emergency in view of our institutional role as global player in high education and our place in and responsibility to the city of Philadelphia and, in particular, our neighborhood of West Philadelphia.

Our goals for the meeting are to think about:
• What do we all need to know in order to respond to the global climate crisis?
• What skills do we have and what skills do we want to develop to effectively press for and achieve change at the institutional level, in our communities, and as individual agents of knowledge production?
• How do we build effective alliances that recognize community pressures and needs?

The meeting will be open to all members of the Penn Community (students, faculty, and staff) who would like to help us plan, organize, and execute an action-focused event during Earth Week.

If you would like to reserve time for a short introductory speaking role at the event, please send an e-mail to Anne Berg

Co-conveners: Eric Orts (Wharton) and Anne Berg (SAS, History)
Representatives of the Community and Policy Subcommittee of CIRCE (Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee for the Institutional Response to the Climate Emergency)