UCSB Arts & Lectures and Pacific Standard magazine present a free public lecture by Naomi Klein, discussing Our Environmental Future: Connection, Collaboration and Creation, on Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Granada Theatre (1214 State St.)
An award-winning journalist, environmentalist and activist, Naomi Klein is a contributing editor for Harper’s and a regular columnist for The Nation. Her incisive books include The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. A writer who puts ideas into action, Klein’s most recent book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, was made into an acclaimed documentary film. Klein is one of the authors of Leap Manifesto, a blueprint for a rapid and justice-based transition off fossil fuels in Canada that has inspired similar initiatives around the world. In 2016, she received Australia’s prestigious Sydney Peace Prize.
She is also member of the board of directors for climate-action group 350. In 2015, she was invited to speak at the Vatican to help launch Pope Francis’s historic encyclical on ecology, Laudato si’. In addition, she has multiple honorary degrees and received the International Studies Association’s IPE Outstanding Activist-Scholar award in 2014. With all of this and an upcoming new book release, Klein is sure to fill the evening with her insights and expertise.
—Victoria Tai Murphy