Noon-1 p.m. Albertsons Library, Room 201C. Anthropology professor John Ziker explores how we can slow climate change in an era of self-interest and rising nativism. How can we reverse the decline of biodiversity, and extinction of vast species, when voters are backlashing against diversity and favoring profit over planet? Come gather ideas for actions you can take now to make a positive environmental difference at a difficult time.
The free teach-in will include 20-30 minutes of teaching followed by 30 minutes of discussion and group interaction. Bringing lunch is welcomed and encouraged.
The Boise State Teach-Ins are sponsored by the Center for Idaho History and Politics and Albertsons Library. These quick, accessible “TED-talk”-type sessions provide relevant information you can use right now to better understand issues, engage more productively with others, and act in ways that promote the common good.
Teach-ins tap faculty expertise to empower people’s participation on issues critical to creating a just and vibrant democracy. They started in 1965 when faculty and students at the University of Michigan organized sessions about the Vietnam War. They spread to hundreds of campuses nationwide, and have been revived every decade to speak to the key issues of the time. Teach-Ins have always sought to promote fact-driven exploration, analysis and activism—and to challenge popular misinformation. They also boil down information into accessible, practical nuggets that are usable and fuel immediate audience engagement.