Unity Through Diversity Week: Javier Sethness-Castro will present the lecture “Struggles Across Borders: Resisting Climate Breakdown and State Violence.”
The world we live in is at risk from the mutually reinforcing threats of racism, white supremacy, ecological destruction, and cataclysmic war. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) tells us we have at most 11 years to transform global society into a just and sustainable world before irreversible climate breakdown takes place. Yet it is clear that carrying out this most necessary of transitions will be a great challenge, especially in light of the power of authoritarian governments across the globe, which, besides denying science altogether, have shown their willingness to use violence. So how can “we the people” resist these grievous trends, reassert our power, and totally remake our world, saving humanity and the rest of nature in the process? We invite you to hear and discuss the several way we can try to do so.
Javier Sethness is a healthcare provider and the author of 3 books, including Imperiled Life: Revolution Against Climate Catastrophe and Eros and Revolution: The Critical Philosophy of Herbert Marcuse, as well as the translator of I Am Action: Literary And Combat Articles, Thoughts, and Revolutionary Chronicles by Praedis Guerrero.