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Center for Civic Engagement

Earth Week 2017

The Center for Civic Engagement, the Hofstra Cultural Center and the Maurice A. Deane School of Law present events during a six-day celebration that promotes sustainability and hope of a greener future. 

Tuesday April 18
The Anthropologist
9:30 a.m. Film Screening / 11 a.m. Discussion with director Seth Kramer
Guthart Cultural Center Theater, First Floor, Axinn Library

The Hofstra Cultural Center presents a screening and discussion about the film, The Anthropologist. Directed by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger, The Anthropologist is a documentary about the work of anthropologist Susie Crate, who travels the world studying cultures already affected by climate change. It is also a film about mothers and daughters who are anthropologists -- Crate's relationship with her teenage daughter is juxtaposed with an interview with Mary Catherine Bateson, anthropologist and daughter of American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead.

Tuesday, April 18
Fasten your Seatbelt: Environmental Law under the Trump Administration
6-8 p.m. (Registration begins at 5:30)
Hofstra Law School | Sidney R. Siben and Walter Siben Moot Courtroom, Room 308
Co-Sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
Seating is limited. An RSVP is required.

The early days of the Trump presidency augur significant changes in the environmental field. From the prospect of steep budget cuts at EPA to uncertainty about continued U.S. participation in the Paris Agreement and possible rescission of significant regulations, including the Clean Water Rule and the Clean Power Plan, environmental practitioners face a shifting legal landscape. This program will forecast potential legal developments in environmental law and offer thoughts for how practitioners might respond.& Speakers will address ramifications of the Trump presidency for energy and climate law, how a Trump presidency may impact the implementation of federal statutes addressed to traditional environmental media, whether any insights are possible from the experience of environmental practitioners under the Reagan presidency, and how to navigate relevant ethical considerations, including counseling clients about the likelihood of enforcement.

Wednesday, April 19
Earth Day Celebration
11:15 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Common Hour); Calkins Quad (rain location TBA)
The Center for Civic Engagement's annual festival brings student groups and community organizations together to celebrate the strides we have made in fostering a more sustainable planet. 

Thursday, April 20
People, Pipelines, and Politics: What Citizens Can Do to Address Climate Change Challenges under Today's EPA
6:30-9:30 p.m.; Breslin Hall 112
Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, this panel features Dr Sandra Garren, Hofstra; Dr. Jase Bernhardt, Hofstra; John Kane, Native Activist; Jordan Christensen, Citizens Campaign for the Environment

Friday, April 21
Sign Making with GES (Geology, Environment and Sustainability)
6-9 p.m., back of the Student Center Dining Hall
Sign-making and organizing will help students mobilize for the March for Science the following day. Poster materials and refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, April 22
Action Event: March for Science in NYC
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; New York City (meetup location TBA)
Hofstra students will join the March for Science, a global movement to defend the role of science in health, environment, government and society.  The Center for Civic Engagement and Honors College will bring students into NYC to participate in the march.  Please follow updates on the group's Facebook page.  To participate in organizing Hofstra's presence at the march, email Adam J. Halpern in Student Access Services.

Tuesday, April 25
Rap Guide to Climate Chaos
6:30 p.m., Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Hall, South Campus
Join artist and speaker Baba Brinkman as he presents his “Rap Guide to Climate Chaos” as a follow up to Earth Week.  Baba Brinkman brings science to the masses with his unique brand of hip-hop comedy theatrics. In “Rap Guide to Climate Chaos,” Baba breaks down the politics, economics, and science of global warming, following its surprising twists from the carbon cycle to the energy economy.