Fossil Fuel Divestment: Leveraging our Institutions for Political Change

Sunday, June 8th, 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Room 346

In the last several years, students across the country have begun building a powerful movement around fossil fuel divestment. Calling upon their educational institutions to cut ties with extractive industries, these students are learning how to build political power for a more just economy and climate. Now the divestment tactic has spread to communities who are pushing our cities, churches, and states to commit to progressive political change. In total, there are nearly 300 active fossil fuel divestment campaigns across the country.

What has made divestment such a widespread political tactic? How do we best leverage our institutions to effect change? How do we foster a political shift towards people and planet over profit? This workshop will offer an introductory overview to fossil fuel divestment:  the mechanics of moving our money, current campaigns, and the growing national movement.

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