Hahrie Han: People on the Move: Organizing for Climate Change

October 11, 2018 @ 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm

To create a humane, ecologically sustainable and socially-just world, we need a movement designed to equip ordinary people to participate in ways that are not only possible and probable, but also powerful. How do we engage people from diverse backgrounds in that kind of activity?

In this talk, Hahrie Han, Anton Vonk Professor of Political Science at UC Santa Barbara, will start by examining what a social movement is and why we need it to solve the power problems that underlie climate injustice. Then we will examine what we know — and don’t know — about how to organize constituencies in ways that build their power.