Back to All Events

Naomi Klein

  • San Mateo Performing Arts Center 600 N Delaware St San Mateo, CA 94401 United States (map)

San Mateo Performing Arts Center
600 N Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94401

Our world is on fire—under the very present peril of climate change. Award-winning journalist, #1 international and New York Times bestselling author Naomi Klein argues that only transformative, comprehensive, grassroots effort can salvage our future.

On Fire urgently calls for a Green New Deal, the first and most necessary step in the social and economic overhaul we need to avert climate disaster.

In a comprehensive discussion about the Green New Deal, Klein will be interviewed by UC Hastings law professor and Stanford Alumna Veena Dubal, whose rigorous inquiry into the use of independent contractors by ride-hailing organizations was cited in a 2018 California Supreme Court ruling about workers rights.

Hailed by the New Yorker as “the most influential figure on the American left,” and by leading environmentalist Bill McKibben as “The intellectual Godmother of the Green New Deal,” Klein offers this series of essays to transform how we approach the current climate crisis, both in policy and in our own minds. The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything author argues that with a shift in spirit, imagination, economics, and policy, humanity’s greatest threat might still become its greatest opportunity. Deeply researched, this is the must-read for environmental advocates this year.

“This could change the world.”

Photo of Naomi Klein by Kourosh Keshiri.

Our thanks to the following participating organizations:

Earlier Event: September 26
Barry Eisler
Later Event: September 29
Rick Riordan