Discussion on civil disobedience and climate change April 22 at WWU

Western Washington University will host Kathryn Harrison, professor of political science at the University of British Columbia, for a presentation on civil disobedience and climate change at noon on Wednesday, April 22 in Haggard Hall 253.

This presentation will examine the role of civil disobedience as a political strategy in the climate movement and will consider the potential impact of civil disobedience on public opinion and upcoming Canadian elections, according to a university news release.

Locations in Washington state and British Columbia are considering proposed carbon export infrastructure: two bitumen pipelines across British Columbia, new coal ports in both Washington and British Columbia and numerous liquefied natural gas projects in British Columbia.

Civil disobedience is playing a role, as opposition to an exploratory project for a proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline on Burnaby Mountain in British Columbia resulted in arrests of more than 100 people last November.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It’s part of Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies World Issues Forum series.

For more information contact Erica Steele, program coordinator at Western’s Department of Political Science at (360) 650-3469 or Erica.Steele@wwu.edu.


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