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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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John Jay students, staff, and faculty help make history at the People’s Climate March

Joining hundreds of thousands people from thousands of organization, members of the John Jay community enthusiastically turned out for the People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21, 2014, to draw attention to the pressing need for a political roadmap to

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Panel discussion: “A Global Climate Treaty: Why the U.S. Must Lead”

In preparation for the People’s Climate March, local, national, and international environmental leaders will be discussing why a new international treaty to reduce greenhouse gases should be pursued by world leaders on September 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the

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Forum on the the connection between job creation and climate change

SEIU Local 1199 is sponsoring an international forum on the occasion of the People’s Climate March entitled “Jobs, climate change, and system change” to take place on Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at 310 W. 43rd St., 7th

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Disruption: A film about climate change being shown on campus!

Join the John Jay community in viewing the documentary “Disruption” during the community hour (1:40 p.m.-2:40 p.m.) on Wednesday September 17, in room 1.108 in the New Building.  It will be shown again, for those who can’t make the first

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Forum on the problems related to nuclear power

As a lead up to the People’s Climate March, on Monday, September 15, 2014, from 10:00 a.m.-noon, nuclear activists and experts will discuss problems related to nuclear power at the United Nations Church Center (44th St. and 1st Ave., Manhattan).

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New York gets psyched for the People’s Climate March

New Yorkers are in for an exciting moment in history, poised to make a major contribution to the generations that come after us.  The People’s Climate March is gearing up to be a massive march in support of sustainability and environmental justice.

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Massachussetts D.A. drops charges against two climate activists, citing the threat of climate change

On Monday, Bristol County, MA, District Attorney Sam Sutter surprised climate activists when he dropped criminal  charges against Ken Ward and Jay O’Hara, who had blocked a daily shipment of 40,000 toms of coal to the Brayton Point power plant

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World of Matter: Exhibition opening reception

Join the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center at the opening reception for the art exhibition World of Matter on September 9, 2014, at 6 p.m at the James Gallery (365 Fifth Avenue, Room 5103, Manhattan).  The exhibition

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Upriver beauty

Political Science Professor, SEJ faculty member, and nature photographer Jennifer Rutledge captures the Hudson River at low tide, a few dozen miles upriver from NYC.  City dwellers know the Hudson from boardwalks and bridges; further upriver the Hudson has gentles banks

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