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Climate Action Week: "Disruption" Encore Screening

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Climate Action Week continues with a special encore screening of the documentary Disruption. The film will be followed by a conversation with filmmakers Kelly Nyks (MFA New School Drama) and Jared P. Scott of PF Pictures. Hosted by Dean Michelle DePass of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.

The documentary Disruption unpacks the question 'why have we done so little, when we know so much?'  by weaving together commentary and insight from some of the most renowned voices on climate change today including James Hansen, Naomi Oreskes, Senator Barbara Boxer, Bill McKibben, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Naomi Klein, Elizabeth Kolbert, Rajendra Pachauri, Justin Gillis, Michael Mann, among others.

The film takes an unflinching look at our unique moment in history - of tipping points and thresholds - as the first generation to feel the impacts of climate change and the last generation that can do anything about it. Taking the message of meaningful action beyond the climate choir, Disruption expands the understanding of climate change to encompass a broad range of social justice issues including equality, resource scarcity, independence and autonomy.

Ultimately, Disruption forces us to confront the greatest challenge of our time - whether we will be able to collectively learn from our past to save our future.

The New School demonstrates our commitment to climate action and our solidarity with people converging on New York City for the historic People’s Climate March on September 21 with a week-long series of events focused on climate change. As a leader and official endorser of the March, The New School’s Climate Action Week includes a diverse set of programming directed towards the university and wider community for enriched learning and engagement opportunities, scholarship, innovation and creativity, solidarity and collective action, and highlighting New School’s values around climate justice and action. 

This event is co-sponsored by the New School for Public Engagement, the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, the Tishman Environment and Design Center, and the Sustainable Cities Club.

This event is free, but registration is required by clicking on the top right register button.

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