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The Climate Crisis and Libraries: Mobilizing for the Climate emergency
BCLA, BC Public Libraries InterLINK and the BC Libraries Cooperative announce a free, five part lunch hour webinar series titled Libraries in the Global Arena: Responding to the Climate Crisis.
This series of talks and discussions will focus on the role of libraries in effectively addressing climate crisis while also acknowledging and mitigating the mental health issues that arise as a result of this growing global crisis. Speakers will discuss the climate crisis from several viewpoints including through an Indigenous lens, and from a young adult perspective.

Seth Klein is the first speaker in the Libraries in the Global Arena series. His talk is titled: The Climate Crisis and Libraries: Mobilizing for the Climate emergency.

Seth Klein is the author of A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency (ECW Press, 2020). Seth will introduce the framework he now employs with the Climate Emergency Unit, using the “4 Markers of Emergency Mode” – a framework for action that can be readily applied to local governments and institutions like libraries wanting to act on the emergency.

This workshop, and the series Libraries in the Global Arena, is a continuation of the work BCLA, Public Libraries InterLINK and the BC Libraries Cooperative started together in December 2019, at the day-long session Libraries and the Climate Crisis, at the SFU Wosk Centre for Dialogue, and the recent talks and workshops offered at the 2021 BC Library Conference.

Jun 25, 2021 12:00 PM in Vancouver

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Seth Klein
Seth Klein is the Team Lead for the Climate Emergency Unit (a project of the David Suzuki Institute). Previously, Seth served for 22 years as the founding BC Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a public policy research institute committed to social, economic and environmental justice. He is a writer, speaker and policy consultant, and an adjunct professor with Simon Fraser University’s Urban Studies program. He writes a bi-monthly column for the National Observer. Seth’s book – A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency – was published in September 2020. Seth is a founder and served for eight years as co-chair of the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, a co-founder of the Metro Vancouver Living Wage for Families campaign, and an advisory board member for the Columbia Institute’s Centre for Civic Governance. He also serves on the board of Dogwood. A social change activist for over 35 years, Seth lives in East Vancouver with his partner and 2 children.