Chicago Area Peace Action will be hosting our 40th Annual Dinner on Sunday, September 22! Please join us with keynote speaker, June Sekera, Founder and Director Public Goods Institute as she speaks on how we can rescue climate policy from the hold of the free market and finance capitalism.
As the effects of global warming become inescapable, public policy is shifting: climate denialism is in retreat. On the rise is what Bill McKibben has called “predatory delay.” Behind the scenes, out of the public eye, market and corporate interests are getting Congress to enact subsidies to the fossil fuel industry in the guise of “climate mitigation,” sucking up scarce public resources, thwarting efforts towards energy transformation and handcuffing us to fossil fuels for years to come.
Policymakers are in the grip of not only of corporate donors, but also “marketized thought”. Unable to think outside the box of market models and profit parameters, members of Congress – even progressive climate activists – have passed legislation that serves the needs of finance capitalism that is taking us down the wrong path.
We need a new roadmap. And we need new tools for thinking about, and new vocabulary for talking about, climate change action.
Please join us at the Unitarian Church of Evanston at 5:45PM on Sunday, September 22.
Reserve your spot today!