From the Soil to the Sky: Organizing a Revolution for Climate Justice

November 19, 2012

When: November 30th and December 1st
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As climate change and economic crisis become ever more severe, our only hope is to unite for an alternative future. Join a global movement on the ecosocialist horizon! From worker coops to climate justice, from human rights to nature’s rights, from soil science to soul science, this convergence hosted by Ecosocialist Horizons will explore and expand the connections between diverse organizations and individuals working toward social and environmental justice.

The convergence will begin on Friday, November 30th at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Northampton, MA, with a public event from 7 to 9pm. This Convergence in Concert will feature (among others) renowned authors, artists, actors and agitators Joel Kovel, Mixashawn Rozie, Addie Horan, Sarah Littlecrow-Russell, Seth Tobocman and Clare Dolan.

Joel Kovel, author of “The Enemy of Nature: The end of capitalism or the end of the world?” and “White Racism: A psychohistory” will discuss the history and future of the global ecosocialist movement. Mixashawn Rosie, renowned musician, educator, activist and founder of the original Afro- Algonquin band, will provide a moving cultural-political-sonic context for the evening. Actress and activist Addie Horan will perform excerpts from her remarkable documentary play about mountaintop removal in Appalachia. Sarah Littlecrow-Russell, author of “The Secret Powers of Naming,” lawyer, and professional mediator, will read some of her poetry. Artist, activist and author Seth Tobocman, founder of World War Three Illustrated, will present some of his latest comics to live music. And Clare Dolan, co-founder of the Museum of Everyday Life and puppeteer, will revive the ancient art of cantastoria. This convergence in concert will be hosted and emceed by Kanya D’Almeida, journalist, organizer and member of Ecosocialist Horizons.

The following day, on December 1st, at Hampshire College in the West Lecture Hall of Franklin Patterson Hall, the convergence will continue. Starting with breakfast at 9am, we will kick off at 10am with a full day of presentations, workshops and discussions. From the food system to the prison system, from popular education to permaculture, from soil science to climate science, diverse organizations and individuals will be presenting their work and their perspectives on the current global moment. This is an attempt to connect the dots between the different movements fighting for a just future beyond capitalism. Child care is available. A free lunch will also be provided.

Quincy Saul / / 646 730 4215
Ben Barson / / 973 896 7697
Kanya D’Almeida / / 646 664 5658 / / / / / / /