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An Evening with Naomi Klein

Naomi-Klein. Photo by Kourosh Keshiri
Naomi-Klein. Photo by Kourosh Keshiri

The Hofstra Cultural Center presents “An Evening with Naomi Klein,” the award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate (2014), The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007) and No Logo (2000), on Monday, October 9, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. She will also discuss her new book No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need.

Klein’s talk will be followed by a book sale and signing. This event is free but advance registration is required. Location is The Helene Fortunoff Theater, located on Hofstra’s South Campus at Monroe Lecture Center off of California Avenue. For more information contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.

Klein’s This Changes Everything quickly became a New York Times bestseller and is being translated into over 25 languages. Nominated for multiple awards, it won the 2014 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. The documentary inspired by the book, and directed by Avi Lewis, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2015.

Since This Changes Everything was published, Klein’s primary focus has been on putting its ideas into action. She is one of the organizers and authors of Canada’s Leap Manifesto, a blueprint for a rapid and justice-based transition off fossil fuels. The Leap has been endorsed by over 200 organizations, tens of thousands of individuals, and has inspired similar climate justice initiatives around the world.

In November 2016 she was awarded Australia’s prestigious Sydney Peace Prize, for – according to the prize jury – “exposing the structural causes and responsibility for the climate crisis, for inspiring us to stand up locally, nationally and internationally to demand a new agenda for sharing the planet that respects human rights and equality, and for reminding us of the power of authentic democracy to achieve transformative change and justice.”

Klein is a member of the board of directors for climate-action group In 2015, she was invited to speak at the Vatican to help launch Pope Francis’s historic encyclical on ecology, Laudato si’.

In 2017, Klein became senior correspondent for The Intercept. She is also a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute and contributor to the Nation Magazine. Recent articles have also appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, the London Review of Books and Le Monde.

She has multiple honorary degrees. In 2014 she received the International Studies Association’s IPE Outstanding Activist-Scholar award.

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