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The Year of Climate Action Launch
Minnesota Ag Connection - 09/10/2021

Join the University of Minnesota Duluth for the official launch of the Lakehead University Year of Climate Action on Sept. 14. With keynote speaker Clayton Thomas-Müller -- campaigner, media producer, organizer, facilitator, public speaker and author on Indigenous rights and environmental and economic justice.

On November 26, 2020, Lakehead confirmed its leadership on climate change by announcing it is divesting its endowment of fossil fuel stocks, the sixth Canadian university to do so. Building on this accomplishment and recognizing the need for more bold steps to tackle climate change, Lakehead University is declaring 2021-22 a Year of Climate Action (YOCA).

The Sept. 14 evening will feature opening remarks at 7 p.m. from the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Dr. David Barnett. Students, faculty, and staff will share how they are getting involved in the YOCA. Join us to learn more about the YOCA, how you can get involved, and our #36ClimateActions campaign. Dr. Andrew Dean, Vice-President Research and Innovation, and Dr. Lindsay Galway, Canada Research Chair in Socio-Ecological Health, will MC the event.

The evening will culminate with a keynote presentation from Clayton Thomas-Müller, campaigner, media producer, organizer, facilitator, public speaker and author on Indigenous rights and environmental and economic justice. The presentation, titled "Colonization Caused Climate Change, and Indigenous Rights Are Climate Justice," will be followed by a Q&A.

"These are tough conversations to have, but we need to have them. Climate change is the civil rights issue of our generation right now. It unites every facet of society." - Clayton Thomas-Müller

Learn more at lakeheadu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tkCuoFPWT22bTdEKendpFQ


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