Fri, 05 Nov|
Diversifying Power: Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy
Jennie Stephens (Northeastern University)
Time & Location
05 Nov 2021, 13:00 – 14:30 GMT
About the Event
In her recent book Diversifying Power, "energy expert Jennie Stephens argues that the key to effectively addressing the climate crisis is diversifying leadership so that antiracist, feminist priorities are central. All politics is now climate politics, so all policies, from housing to health, now have to integrate climate resilience and renewable energy. Stephens takes a closer look at climate and energy leadership related to job creation and economic justice, health and nutrition, housing and transportation. She looks at why we need to resist by investing in bold diverse leadership to curb the “the polluter elite.” We need to reclaim and restructure climate and energy systems so policies are explicitly linked to social, economic, and racial justice."
(Extract from GCWS, The Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality at MIT)