Avi Lewis - Mir Centre for Peace


Selkirk College's Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series presents AVI LEWIS.

After a summer of smoke, can Canada leap to a safer place?

These past months have seen historic fires and a punishing hurricane season converge: sometimes it can seem like the world is burning, drowning, or both. The climate crisis is in our face now, no matter how much we may want to avoid it. But can this heightened sense of emergency catalyze real action to confront climate change and build a fairer society all at once?

After 25 years a a journalist and filmmaker, in 2015 Avi Lewis devoted himself full time to working for climate justice. With his customary wit and piercing argument, he deconstructs Justin Trudeau's Pan-Canadian climate plan, offers a vision of a truly just transition for all of us trapped in the fossil fuel economy, and recounts how the Leap Manifesto has raised the hackles of the establishment and inspired activists around the world.

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