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Confronting climate change: Insight from the nuclear disarmament movement

This talk, on Thursday December 4, 204, at 6 p.m. at the New School (Manhattan), will focus on how to generate the political and social change necessary to confront climate change. The presenters include: Robert Jay Lifton, author of many books, including

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Boots on the ground: Protecting rhinos in South Africa from poachers

Matt Bracken, a ranger who works to protect rhinos in South Africa will be giving a talk on his work at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on December 3 during community hour.  Please join us in room 3510, North Hall,

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EPA symposium on Superfund cleanups in Brooklyn and Queens

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will share its roadmap for cleaning up three Superfund sites in Brooklyn and Queens: Gowanus Canal, Newtown Creek, and Wolff Alport. Join New Yorkers at this community meeting at Borough Hall (209 Joralemon St.

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Film screening and discussion: “The wisdom to survive: climate change, capitalism, and community”

Join filmmaker John Ankele for a screening of his new documentary “The wisdom to survive: Climate change, capitalism, and community” followed by a discussion.  The film starts from the point of view that climate change has already arrived, as scientists

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Brown bag lunch talk: Lead poisoning and our children

Distinguished History Professor Gerald Markowitz will discuss the problem of lead poisoning negatively impacting America’s children during a brown bag lunch on November 10, 2014, at 1:40 p.m. at John Jay College (Manhattan).  Bring your own lunch and join fellow students, environmental scholars,

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The (il)legal trade in (e-)waste between Europe and West Africa: Lecture and discussion

Monday, November 3, 2014, 4:15 .m., rm. 3.80, new building, John Jay College of Criminal Justice Dr. Lieselot Bisschop, SEJ Program faculty and member of Dept. of Law, Police Science & Criminal Justice Administration This presentation focuses on the etiology and control

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DATE CHANGE: Brown bag lunch talk on eco-aesthetics

Art Professor Milena Popov will discuss the intersection of art and ecology at our kick-off brown bag lunch for the fall semester on October 14, 2014, at 1:40 p.m. at John Jay College (Manhattan) in room 7.63.41 NB (in the English

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Wildlife Conservation Film Festival

Don’t miss out on a film festival which will highlight the plight of the planet’s wildlife, recently reported by the London Zoological Society to be in significant decline.  In the last 40 years, according to the society, wildlife populations have halved.

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Video of the Climate March

Raymond Fuller from Prof. Alexander Schlutz’s Environmental Justice course (SUS 300) shot the below video of the historic Climate March on September 21, 2014. Check it out! It gives the viewer a sense of how many, many people were there, the

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“Extreme Whether”: A play about the future of our planet

SEJ faculty member, and adjunct instructor in the Communications & Theater Arts Department, Karen Malpede wrote and directs Extreme Whether, which hits the stage in NYC this fall (October 2-26, 2014). Extreme Whether dramatizes the controversy over climate change but evolves into a reverie about the sublime in

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