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Climate Action Week: Reporting on Climate Change: A Workshop for Journalists

Climate Action Week: Reporting on Climate Change: A Workshop for Journalists

Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
General Public 

Feet in 2 Worlds, a media project of the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School, is offering a free workshop to journalists who serve immigrant communities to assist them in covering issues related to climate change and environmental sustainability.

Help your audience gain a deeper understanding of these critical issues.

The workshop will be held one week before climate change take center stage in New York City with the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23 at UN headquarters in Manhattan, and the People’s Climate March on Sunday September 21 which is expected to attract as many as 100,000 demonstrators and activists.

The workshop will support reporters and editors covering these high profile events especially as they relate to New York City’s neighborhoods, the city’s infrastructure, and impacts on immigrant communities and communities of color.

Workshop attendees will come away with:

 - A basic understanding of the science of climate change.

 - Suggestions on ways to report on the subject including story ideas and strategies for covering the UN conference, the march, and climate issues in New York.

 - An understanding of the environmental justice issues related to climate change faced by immigrant communities and communities of color.

 - Contact information (phone numbers, email addresses, etc.) for key sources including climate scientists, NGOs that will be represented at the UN conference, organizations leading the climate march, national delegations to the climate conference, and local organizations that focus on climate policy and sustainability and the impact of climate change in New York.

Presenters include: Iván J. Ramírez, Ph.D., assistant professor of Environmental Health at The New School; John Rudolph, executive producer, Feet in 2 Worlds; and others.

Public opinion polls show that climate change ranks as the top international threat in much of Latin America and Asia when compared to other issues such as international financial instability and terrorism. Keep your audience informed.

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 to attend, but registration is required by clicking on the top right registrer button.

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