Title: Book launch – Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism
Location: University Centre (UC) 442, U of G campus
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Description: According to recent estimates 400,000 people die every year as a result of human-made global warming. The UN projects that 3 billion additional people may be pushed into extreme poverty by 2050 because of environmental destruction. The scale of the problems we face should make it clear that individualist, lifestyle-centric approaches to activism will not suffice. We need to change the structures of our social system, not our light bulbs. “Confronting Injustice” seeks to expose the structural roots of the injustices we must confront, and outlines an approach to activism which transcends the hopeless individualism of our time.
Umair Muhammad has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is currently pursuing an MA in Political Science at York University. His research focuses on the political economy of climate change. Umair has been involved in anti-poverty and environmental activism for six years. He is currently a member of Jane and Finch Action Against Poverty, where he is helping to organize against the proposed reversal of Enbridge’s Line 9.
Start Time: 6:00pm
End Time: 8:00pm