Climate Justice 2019 Conference

Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 12 PM – 8 PM

World Art Studio SFU Woodwards

149 West Hastings, Vancouver


This event takes place on the traditional, unceded, occupied territories of the səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

*Entrance by Donation*

We live in a time of incredible danger and possibility. The UN IPCC report reaffirmed our demands for urgent climate action - the world's best scientists say me must make drastic changes to CO2 emissions within 12 years, or face irreversible and terrible consequences. Meanwhile so-called world leaders either deny climate change outright like US President Donald Trump, or champion themselves as "Climate Leaders" while buying dirty Tar Sands pipelines like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Both approaches put us on a fast track to extinction.

However, a growing number of people around the world are rising up and demanding that people, planet and peace be prioritized over corporate profits.

Standing Rock showed the incredible potential of Indigenous-led resistance to resource extraction mega-projects, while locally the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion has been stalled due to a decade of persistent organizing. Greta Thunberg and her Student Strike has helped ignite a growing movement of young people demanding climate justice, while Extinction Rebellion captured international headlines with a week of mass civil disobedience. The idea of a Green New Deal has captivated many, while the slogan of "System Change Not Climate Change!" has emerged as a rallying cry the world over.

How do we put all this dynamism together to be more united, strategic and effective in building the just and sustainable world we are all working towards? Join Climate Convergence as we come together to begin to tackle some of the most important discussions about the past, present and future of the climate justice movement!

*Speakers. Discussion. Multimedia*

1. What Do You Mean System Change Not Climate Change?”
Featuring Keynote Presentation by David Barsamian. Armenian-American writer, organizer and director of Alternative Radio ( - now in its 33rd year on air. He is also the author of over 25 books, including interview collections with Noam Chomsky, Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Richard Wolff, Arundhati Roy and Edward Said.

2. “The Climate Justice Movement- How Far We Have Come”

3. “Climate Convergence: Our Struggle, Our Perspective” 778-889-7664


Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 12:00