Naomi Klein, author of the global #1 bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth.

Climate change, Klein argues, is a civilizational wake-up call, a powerful message delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms, and droughts. Confronting it is no longer about changing the light bulbs. It’s about changing the world. We have been told that humanity is too greedy and selfish to rise to this challenge. In fact, all around the world, the fight for the next economy and against reckless extraction is already succeeding in ways both surprising and inspiring. Klein will speak about the book followed by a discussion with special guests about the call to engage fundamentally with the issue of climate change.

Special Guests

  • Bill McKibben, activist and co-founder,
  • Clayton Thomas-Muller, organizer, facilitator, public speaker and writer on environmental justice and indigenous rights
  • Estela Vasquez, Executive Vice President SEIU Local 1199
  • Michael Leon Guerrero, Climate Justice Alliance
  • Esperanza Martinez, Acción Ecológica
  • Performance by singer/songwriter/actress Antonique Smith (
  • Music by DJ Reborn (


The New School demonstrates our commitment to climate action and our solidarity with people converging on New York City for the historic People’s Climate March on September 21 with a week-long series of events focused on climate change. As a leader and official endorser of the March, The New School’s Climate Action Week includes a diverse set of programming directed towards the university and wider community for enriched learning and engagement opportunities, scholarship, innovation and creativity, solidarity and collective action, and highlighting New School’s values around climate justice and action.

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