A Call to Action: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal (Naomi Klein and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor).

Oct 1, 2019, 7:00 pm7:00 pm
Richardson Auditorium
Open to the public
Event Description

The Humanities Council is pleased to announce the first of two Gauss Seminars in Criticism for Fall 2019: “A Call to Action: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal,” featuring Naomi Klein (Rutgers University) in conversation with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Princeton University).

This event is free and open to the public. Advanced tickets will be available on September 19 to members of the Princeton University community; then to the general public on September 20. Please visit this site or call 609-258-9220. Tickets will also be available at the door until 6:55 pm on the day of the event while supplies last.

A book signing will follow the event.

Naomi Klein is a public intellectual, an award winning journalist, activist, author of several international best sellers, and the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair of Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University. Among her many influential books are No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, and most recently On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal, in which she explains how bold climate action can be a blueprint for a just and thriving society.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is Assistant Professor and Charles H. McIlwain University Preceptor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton. She is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation and Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, as well as editor of How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective.

The Gauss Seminars presents this event in partnership with Labyrinth Books—both in solidarity with the following groups in pursuit of climate action and justice: Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton’s English Department, the Program in Latin American Studies, and New Jersey Policy Perspectives.  

  • Humanities Council
  • Labyrinth Books