Center for Ethics and Public Engagement and the Center for Sustainable Communities
James Hansen, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Jim Martin-Schramm, Eric Baack, Jodi Enos-Berlage,
Wednesday, May 1st, 7 p.m. - "Shape Your Future: Energy, Climate and Human Rights," presented by world famous climate scientist, James Hansen. Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.
Thursday, May 2nd, 7 p.m. - Performance by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, hip-hop artist and Earth Guardians youth director. Bentdahl Commons on the Luther campus; in case of rain, the performance will be in the Luther Center for the Arts atrium.
Luther College presents opportunities to explore various climate-related issues through lectures, a water walk for students, and open-to-the-public performances.
Luther's annual David J. Roslien Lecture on Science and Leadership will be presented by world famous climate scientist, James Hansen, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. Hansen's lecture is titled "Shape Your Future: Energy, Climate and Human Rights." The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission. A question and answer session and book signing will follow the lecture.
The week's events will conclude with a performance by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, hip-hop artist and Earth Guardians youth director, at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in Bentdahl Commons on the Luther campus. Martinez was the youngest person ever to speak before the United Nations and now at the age of 18 he travels the world energizing young people to address climate change. He has worked locally to get pesticides out of parks, coal ash contained, moratoriums on fracking and is currently a plaintiff in a youth-led lawsuit against the federal government for its failure to protect the atmosphere for future generations. Martinez's performance is open to the public with no charge for admission. The Luther Center for the Arts atrium will serve as a rain location.
For more information on Climate Justice Week and a complete schedule of events visit luther.edu/climate-justice-week/.
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