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Naomi KleinThe Humanities Research Group will host author, academic, and activist Naomi Klein in cyber-conversation Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Journalist to Zoom into discussion Tuesday

The Humanities Research Group will host author, academic, and activist Naomi Klein in cyber-conversation Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Klein is the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University, and author of the best-sellers No Is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need (2017), This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (2014), The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007) and No Logo (2000).

A senior correspondent for The Intercept; reporter for Rolling Stone; and contributor for The Nation, The Globe and Mail, and The Guardian; Klein is co-founder of the climate justice organization the Leap. Her new book, How to Change Everything: The Young Human's Guide to Protecting the Earth and Each Other, will be published in February.

“We cannot think of a better time, in the midst of the shock of the COVID pandemic, and a changing of the guard across the border, to hear from this prescient and brilliant Canadian intellectual, activist, writer, and filmmaker, who has spent the last 20 years speaking to pressing issues of justice on the international stage,” said HRG director Kim Nelson. “We are thrilled to bring her to Windsor via our screen.”

She will moderate a conversation to be followed by a question-and-answer session.

“An Evening with Naomi Klein” will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the Zoom videoconferencing platform. Admission is free but requires registration.

Live chat on Twitter a “pre-game” for Tuesday talk

In preparation for the event, doctoral candidate in sociology and social justice Jane McArthur will lead an interactive conversation about climate change in a live chat on the @HRGWindsor Twitter feed Friday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m.

The #HRGWindsorPre-Game event is free. While some people have never been on Twitter, this is an excellent opportunity to learn what the platform can do. Instructions are posted are on the @UWindsor Twitter channel.

The itinerary includes opportunities for the entire family to participate. For example, children can post videos about their wish lists for the environmental future. There will be room for retweets, quote retweets, memes, pictures, videos, and threads — in case 280 characters isn’t enough.