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Festival Albertine Talk at Columbia: "Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency" with Bill McKibben and Marie Toussaint

Part of Festival Albertine 2019

After the Festival Albertine, curator Bill McKibben and speaker and member of the European Parliament Marie Toussaint will take part in a conversation moderated by Shanny Peer about "Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency."


They will reflect on the roles policymakers, activists, journalists, scientists, and artists need to play in mobilizing people to care about climate change and amplifying the call to action.

Author and environmentalist Bill McKibben was among the first journalists to sound the alarm about the perils of climate change over 30 years ago. He has continued to be a leading voice in raising awareness about climate disruption and founded the international climate movement 350.org. He is the curator and moderator for the 2019 Festival Albertine

Marie Toussaint is a jurist, French member of the European Parliament in the Green Party, and a founder of Notre affaire à tous. The latter sued the French state for its inaction in the fight against global warming and received the support of 2 million signatures for an associated petition. Toussaint will speak on the Environmental Justice panel on Sunday, November 10 at 2pm.

Shanny Peer is the Director of the Columbia Maison Française.


Festival Albertine 2019, curated by environmentalist and author Bill McKibben, will take on climate change. For three days, leading thinkers, politicians, activists, artists, and authors will come together to discuss the urgency to act, environmental justice, local policy, the food we eat and produce, and how to motivate people to change their ways.

The event is co-sponsored by Columbia Maison Française and Columbia University School of the Arts for Columbia | Year of Water.

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