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Author Seth Klein (A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency) and Poet Erin Robinsong
May 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On May 20, join Canada’s National Observer for a Conversations event with author and activist Seth Klein and poet Erin Robinsong!
Klein’s new book, A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency, argues for a wartime response to deal with the climate crisis. He draws on Canada’s wartime histories to demonstrate how, in the past, we’ve organized as a nation to implement a cross-class response to global threats.
In response to proposals for radical climate action, a common refrain crops up: what about the economy? Klein lays out how Canada’s entire national economy was upended and “retooled” during the Second World War, providing economic stability alongside resources to deal with existential dangers. We did it before, and we can do it again. So, where do we start?
Erin Robinsong is a poet and interdisciplinary artist working with ecological imagination. Her debut collection of poetry, Rag Cosmology, won the 2017 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry. She is also the author of Liquidity (House House Press 2020) and is working on a new book of poetry forthcoming with Brick Books in 2022. Collaborative performance works with Andréa de Keijzer and Hanna Sybille Müller include This ritual is not an accident, Facing away from that which is coming, revolutions and Polymorphic Microbe Bodies. Erin grew up in unceded Coast Salish lands on Cortes Island, and now makes her home in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal.
Klein and Robinsong join host and Observer founder and editor-in-chief Linda Solomon Wood for a special Conversations event on May 20 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.
Register for the event here, and submit your questions for Klein ahead of time to email@example.com.
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