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December 2018

Human Evolution for a Sustainable Future

December 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Unnamed Venue, 524 West 59th St.
New York,
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A book talk @ John Jay College by Jonathan Salk on his recently published book A New Reality: Human Evolution for a Sustainable Future. RSVP by November 28th via email to studentaffairs@cuny.edu

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Climate Change and Popular Culture

December 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New York Society Library, 53 E. 79th St.
New York, 10075 United States
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A special, climate-related event co-sponsored by Guernica magazine and the New York Society Library. Moderated by Guernica's deputy publisher, this event will feature novelists, essayists, and cultural critics in conversation about how climate change is represented in books and films; how apocalyptic/dystopic visions both galvanize and fatigue audiences; how race/gender/class and other identities inform our popular narratives about climate change; and why climate change continues to pose communication challenges to writers and artists.

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January 2019

Professor Mary Ting, The Explorer’s Club – 1/14/19, 6 pm Reception, 7 pm Program

January 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mary TingExplorer's Club Lecture

Mary Ting will give a visual oriented historical, cultural and personal presentation that examines the complex issue of the Chinese market for endangered species products and the quest for power, status, and immortality. From elephant ivory to elephant skin, rhino horn, shark fin, pangolin scales, tiger and lion parts, sea cucumber and rosewood - the list of desired luxury items is long and growing as species dwindle and “new traditional” products appear. In order to get behind the how-and-why this…

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April 2019

John Jay Ecocinema Cafe

April 15, 2019 - April 17, 2019
Free
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John Jay College's 6th Annual three-day marathon of award-winning environmental documentaries. Monday April 15, 2019  through Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in John Jay College's New Building Student Dining Hall. Full Schedule at:  jjay.cuny.edu/ecocinema Free Tickets at:  http://tinyurl.com/jjc-films Films Screening in New Building, Auditorium, L.63: The River and the Wall, Monday 4/15 -   4:30 pm and 7pm in L63  Free Tickets Paris to Pittsburgh, on Wednesday 4/17 - 4:30 pm and 7pm in L63 Free Tickets   An Environmental Education Fund…

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The River and the Wall Film Screening

April 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Building @ John Jay College, 524 W. 59th St.
New York, 10019
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April 15, 2019  Film Screening:  The River and the Wall  Directed by Ben Masters 100 min - 2018 John Jay College of Criminal Justice 524 W 59th Street, NY NY 10019 Auditorium L2.63: Early Screening:  4:30 pm, followed by refreshments Evening Screening:  7:00 pm, followed by a discussion with Joel Kupferman, NY Environmental Law & Justice Project free tickets at:  tinyurl.com/JJC-River The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas…

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Film: Gambling on Extinction

April 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:20 am
John Jay College – Student Dining Hall
Free

A powerful documentary about greed and a merciless battle over a limited resource: wild elephants and rhinos. There is a war against nature raging in the savannahs and jungles of Africa and Asia. The illegal trade in wildlife is estimated to generate $20 billion per year. Wildlife crime is a highly organized business, luring unscrupulous investors and warlords. We are facing the greatest mass extinction since the era of the dinosaurs and as numbers go down, the prices go up,…

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May 2019

The Economics of the Green New Deal

May 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9.64 NB (9th floor conference room), 524 West 59th St.
New York, NY United States
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A Conversation with Bob Pollin and Kate Aronoff.

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September 2019

NYC Climate Week – Unite Behind the Math… and the Science

September 25, 2019 @ 1:40 pm - 4:30 pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 W. 59th Street
New York, NJ 10019 United States
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September 25, 2019, New Building:  L2.85 A joint program of the John Jay Collage Environmental Justice and Sustainability Program, Environmental Education Fund and Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Program, Columbia University, Earth Institute Film and Discussion: YOU SAY YOU WANT TO GET TO ZERO CARBON...SHOW ME YOUR FIRST GIGAWATT DOWN Film and discussion with Rezwan Razani, Footprint to Wings who is creating the Race to Zero Carbon competition. Go beyond climate striking! There is a lot of theoretical information about…

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October 2019

The Last Fish Swimming, Book Talk with Gohar Petrossian

October 10, 2019 @ 4:30 am - 6:00 pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 W. 59th Street
New York, NJ 10019 United States
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Room: 6.68 Free Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/LastFishSwimming Gohar Petrossian is an Assistant  Professor in John Jay’s Criminal Justice department, and Director of the International Crime and Justice Masters Program. Her research interests include crimes against wildlife and environmental criminology. Humans are deeply dependent on fish, which comprise 15% of protein intake for almost half of the world’s population. Last Fish Swimming examines the specific environmental factors that make illegal fishing possible, and calls upon the global community to address threats to the…

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Film: Breaking Their Silence-Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War

October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 W. 59th Street
New York, NJ 10019 United States
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The sordid world of wildlife trafficking and poaching is orchestrated by ruthless crime syndicates raking in revenues well in excess of $20 billion. It’s the 4th most profitable illegal enterprise behind drugs, guns and human trafficking and has now been proven to fund global terrorism.

There’s a lens through which this crisis has yet to be examined; through the eyes of the dynamic women fighting silently on the frontlines to end it.

Filmmaker, Kerry David, and her dedicated crew, pursue a passion that takes them around the globe to meet an unlikely group of heroes who are rising up to do all they can to prevent and reverse these terrible offenses against our planet’s most vulnerable animals.

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