We celebrate Earth Day with two very special presentations that seek to honour our relationship with the past and our commitment to the future.
We begin with award-winning Nishnaabeg storyteller Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
and her latest offering, This Accident of Being Lost,
a knife-sharp new collection of stories and songs that blends elements of Nishnaabeg storytelling, science fiction, contemporary realism, and the lyric voice.
Then, we look to David Suzuki
and Ian Hanington
for a resounding post–Paris Agreement wake-up call about the urgency of the climate crisis that offers a range of practical solutions, and above all, hope. Jona David
, a UN Child Ambassador for Sustainable Development Goals, and a UNESCO Child Author
, will introduce Dr. Suzuki.
Climate change is the most important crisis humanity has faced, but we still confront huge barriers to resolving it. So, what do we do, and is there hope for humanity? The problem itself is complex, and there’s no single solution. But by understanding the barriers to resolving global warming and by employing a wide range of solutions from shifting to clean energy to planting trees to reforming agricultural practices we can get the world back on track.
In their new book, Just Cool It!
, they offer a comprehensive look at the current state of climate science and knowledge and the many ways to resolve the climate crisis, imploring us to do what’s necessary to live in a better, cleaner future. When enough people demand action, change starts happening and this time, it could be monumental.
Books available for purchase at every event: Proceeds support our free children’s literacy programs.