Dr. Thea Riofrancos, professor and co-author of
A Planet to Win – Why We Need a Green New Deal

How do the climate provisions of President Biden’s Build Back Better plan relate to the vision of the “Green New Deal”?

If a big green infrastructure bill does pass, how can we minimize the environmental impacts of the mining and construction required to implement the transition to clean energy?

If the Senate blocks strong climate action, what is the path forward for addressing the crisis through our faltering political system?

Join us online this November 3rd to get answers to questions like these from a Rhode Island superstar in the climate movement: Thea Riofrancos.

Dr. Riofrancos, a professor of political science at Providence College, is the co-author of “A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal” (Verso Books, 2019) as well as books and numerous articles on resource extraction, renewable energy, climate change, green technology, social movements, and the left in Latin America.

Here are a few examples of her work:
* https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/14/electric-cost-lithium-mining-decarbonasation-salt-flats-chile
* https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/09/opinion/left-politics.html
* https://www.versobooks.com/books/3107-a-planet-to-win

Bring your own questions about energy, climate, politics, and environmental justice! We’ll structure most of the evening as an extended Q&A. All are welcome.