Wen Stephenson, What We’re Fighting For Now Is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice
Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 pm
We face an unprecedented situation, a radical situation. As an individual of conscience, how will you respond? In What We’re Fighting for Now Is Each Other, Wen Stephenson tells his own story and offers an up-close, on-the-ground look at some of the remarkable and courageous people whom he calls new American radicals who have laid everything on the line to build and inspire this fast-growing movement: old-school environmentalists and young climate-justice organizers, Quakers and college students, evangelicals and Occupiers. Most important, Stephenson pushes beyond easy labels to understand who these people really are, what drives them, and what they’re ultimately fighting for. He argues that the movement is less like environmentalism as we know it and more like the great human-rights and social-justice struggles of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from abolitionism to civil rights.
Wen Stephenson is a former editor at The Atlantic, and at The Boston Globe, where he edited the Sunday “Ideas” section, he has also been the managing editor of PBS’s Frontline.org and the senior producer of NPR’s On Point. He has written about climate, culture and politics for The Boston Phoenix, The New York Times and the Globe. He helped launch the grassroots climate-action network 350 Massachusetts.