Migration in the Age of Climate Catastrophe


Verso Books
Published on Nov 5, 2018

Recorded at Verso Books in Brooklyn on October 25, 2018.

Mimi Sheller is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy at Drexel University. She is the author of “Mobility Justice: The Politics of Movement in an Age of Extremes” (Verso Books) and “Democracy after Slavery: Consuming the Caribbean, Citizenship from Below and Aluminum Dreams.”

Thanu Yakupitiyage is the US Communications Manager at 350.org. 350.org is an international climate campaign organization that has coordinated over 20,000 climate rallies in more than 180 countries, helped lead the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, spearheaded the growing fossil fuel divestment campaign, and co-organized the largest climate march in history, the People’s Climate March. In addition to work on climate justice, Thanu is a long-time immigrant rights activist, media professional, and cultural organizer based in New York City.

Ninaj Raoul is a co-founder and community organizer at Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees (HWHR) in New York, an organization founded in 1992 to respond to the human needs of Haitian refugees and immigrants in the US, fleeing persecution. Through education, community organizing, leadership development and collective action, HWHR members empower themselves as they struggle for social and economic justice. Ninaj is a Petra Foundation Fellow, a recipient of the Union Square Awards, the National Organization of Woman–Susan B. Antony award and the Dr. Antonia Pantoja Bilingual Advocacy Award.

Ashley Dawson is a professor of English at the City University of New York, and the author of “Extinction: A Radical History” and “Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change” (Verso Books).

“Mobility Justice” by Mimi Sheller: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2901…

“Extreme Cities” by Ashley Dawson: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2558…

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