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What the Frack? Climate Justice and Our Culture

Wednesday, October 9
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Austin Convention Center MR 9C

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Dr MK Dorsey
College of Environment Wesleyan University - Professor

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Lauren Gifford
University Of Colorado at Boulder - Professor & PhD Student

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Michael Green
Center For Environmental Health - Exec Dir

Missing-speaker

Paul Miller
DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid - Artist/Musician

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Rev Lennox Yearwood
Hip Hop Caucus - Pres

Summary

The climate crisis is driven and averted by multiple factors and forces. Hydraulic Fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, is one of the biggest threats to our climate and broader environment. Companies and governments are allowing this process to go unregulated and untested. Communities, particularly communities of color and lower socio-economic backgrounds, are suffering and hit the hardest. An emergence of activists groups, NGOs, artists and others have surfaced to help fight and ensure our rights are protected; as well as rethink energy policy and avert climate catastrophe. What's the real story about how climate change intersects with fracking and what are the health and social impacts on our society? How can you help and get involved?

Event Type:
Sessions
Category:
Panel/Dual/Solo
Theme:
Climate Change
Tags:
Health Social Impact Energy

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