Why is 350 an important number? A discussion on climate change.
This Saturday, Portlanders will be gathering in Pioneer Courthouse Square to convince other Oregonians that 350 is a very important number. That's the maximum safe level of parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The 350 movement, initiated by author-activist Bill McKibbon, is having actions in over 140 nations this Saturday to pressure governments to take serious action to curb climate change. In the United States, the call to action comes as the U.S.
Clayton Mogareidge reads a short poem beginning "History is made of the lies of the victors...." by Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. It is published in a volume called Poems for the Nation: A Collection of Contemporary Political Poems, edited by Allen Ginsberg and others, published by Seven Stories Press.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Lore Wintergreen, East Portland Action Plan Advocate at the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, East Portland Neighborhood Office and Karen Fisher Gray, East Portland Action Plan Communications Chairperson and Parkrose School District Superintendant to talk about equity issues East Portland and the East Portland Action Plan.
Mark Rosenblum is an historian at Queens College where he is Director of the Michael Harrington Center and head of its Middle East Project. Professor Rosenblum is an expert on the Middle East, is the founder of Americans for Peace Now, and has combined academic research and policy analysis with involvement in track two diplomacy. In that capacity he has attended the numerous international peace conference with leaders of Israel, Arab Countries and the PLO.
Today's guest is local activist Lucilene Lira, also from the Center for Intercultural Organizing, and they talk about the problems and experiences immigrants often have when organizing for solidarity and social change.