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Naomi Klein talks capitalism and climate change in Virtual Lecture for high school students, presented by NFB Education and Humber College



September 22, 2016 – Toronto – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

NFB Education and the Humber College Office of Sustainability are presenting a Virtual Lecture for high school students by Canadian thought leader Naomi Klein on September 28, 2016, at 11 a.m. (EDT). Educators across Canada can register their classes for this event online now.

In a free 60-minute presentation entitled “Capitalism vs. the Climate,” Klein challenges us to seize the existential crisis created by climate change and transform our failed system. Global warming is not about carbon—it’s about capitalism. We’ve been told the market will save us, but addiction to growth is digging us in deeper every day. In this lecture based on her recent book and documentary, This Changes Everything, Klein tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth. It’s her most provocative talk yet and an unmissable opportunity to learn directly from a Canadian icon.

To prepare for the event, students and teachers can view This Changes Everything and access the accompanying Educator’s Guide, which will help explore the subject of capitalism and climate change in the classroom. For a deeper understanding of the issues, consult Naomi Klein’s Playlist of Films about the Environment and the Films for Change Playlist and Guide, a bilingual NFB Education program designed to integrate documentary films on the environment into secondary-level education.

NFB Education will be running a Twitter dialogue during the event, sharing comments and questions with the hashtag #NaomiKleinLive. Follow on Twitter (@NFB_Education) or Facebook (NFB Education) for more exciting news about this and other NFB Education offers.


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Humber College Office of Sustainability
Educator’s Guide
Naomi Klein Virtual Lecture
Naomi Klein’s Playlist of Films about the Environment
Films for Change Playlist and Guide
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Hashtag #NaomiKleinLive

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