Not Too Late with Rebecca Solnit
Bus Boys & Poets
NOT TOO LATE brings together powerful voices from around the world to address the political, scientific, social, and emotional dimensions of the most urgent issue human beings have ever faced: climate change. Accessible, encouraging, and engaging, it’s an invitation to everyone to understand the issue more deeply, participate more boldly, and imagine the future more creatively.
Through concise, illuminating essays and interviews, NOT TOO LATE features the voices of Indigenous activists, such as Guam-based attorney and writer Julian Aguon; climate scientists, among them Jacquelyn Gill and Edward Carr; artists, such as Marshall Islands poet and activist Kathy Jeñtil-Kijiner; and longtime organizers, including The Tyranny of Oil author Antonia Juhasz and Emergent Strategy author adrienne maree brown. Editors Rebecca Solnit and Thelma Young Lutubatabua help shape these essays with their clear-eyed wisdom, bringing them together in a guide to take us from climate crisis to climate hope.
Contributors include Julian Aguon, Jade Begay, adrienne maree brown, Edward Carr, Renato Redantor Constantino, Joelle Gergis, Jacquelyn Gill, Mary Annaise Heglar, Mary Anne Hitt, Roshi Joan Halifax, Nikayla Jefferson, Antonia Juhasz, Kathy Jetnil Kijiner, Fenton Lutunatabua & Joseph `Sikulu, Yotam Marom, Denali Nalamalapu, Leah Stokes, Farhana Sultana, and Gloria Walton.
Rebecca Solnit and the many contributors and editors for NOT TOO LATE: CHANGING THE CLIMATE STORY FROM DESPAIR TO POSSIBILITY will be joining us on the Busboys stage to inspire us all in our fight against climate change and to bring you some much needed hope and possibility. Copies of the book will be available for purchase during and after the event, and folks will be signing after the program. If you are tuning in via livestream, you can purchase a copy online through our Eventbrite page. Copies will be signed as long as supplies last. Your purchase of the book includes shipping anywhere in the United States via USPS.
This event is free and open to all. Our program begins at 6:00 pm, and will be followed by an audience Q&A. Copies of NOT TOO LATE will be available for purchase before and after the event. Please note that this event is in person and will be livestreamed.
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Rebecca Solnit is known as a writer, historian, and activist. She is the author of more than twenty books on feminism, western and urban history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and catastrophe.These books include Orwell’s Roses; Hope in the Dark; Men Explain Things to Me; A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; and A Field Guide to Getting Lost. A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she writes regularly for the Guardian, serves on the board of the climate group Oil Change International, and recently launched the climate project Not Too Late (nottoolateclimate.com).
Antonia Juhasz is a leading energy and climate author and investigative journalist. She is the Senior Researcher on Fossil Fuels at Human Rights Watch. An award-winning writer, her bylines include Rolling Stone, Harper’s Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, CNN.com, The Nation, Ms., The Advocate, The Guardian, and many more. Antonia’s investigations follow the trail of oil as it seeps into virtually every corner of human existence from climate change to the environment, politics to economics, public health to human rights, and from war to peace. Reporting from the frontlines of fossil fuels and the climate crisis, her investigations have taken her a mile below the ocean surface in the Gulf of Mexico to the rainforests of the Ecuadoran Amazon, from the deserts of Afghanistan to the fracking fields of North Dakota, from the Alaskan Arctic to the oiled beaches of Santa Barbara, and many more places in between. Her writing highlights women and girls of color, as their stories are least often told. Antonia’s photographs regularly accompany her articles.
Mary Anne Hitt is the Senior Director of Climate Imperative. Mary Anne has over 25 years of experience building and leading effective campaigns and organizations. Prior to joining Climate Imperative, she was with the Sierra Club for 12 years where she served as National Director of Campaigns and also worked for a decade as director of the Beyond Coal Campaign, recognized as one of the most successful environmental campaigns in history. Working with partners across the nation, the campaign blocked the construction of 200 proposed U.S. coal plants, secured retirement of two-thirds of existing U.S. coal plants, helped usher in the clean energy era, and inspired the launch of sister Beyond Coal Campaigns around the world. She grew up in the mountains of east Tennessee and now lives in West Virginia with her family.
Renato Redentor Constantino is a member of the Board of the Peoples Survival Fund, the first legislated Philippine adaptation funding mechanism dedicated to supporting the adaptation action agenda of local governments and communities. Constantino is the author of the book The Poverty of Memory: Essays on History and Empire, published by the Foundation for Nationalist Studies in 2006. In 2019, one of his essays was included in HarperCollins’ Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis anthology alongside works by Yoko Ono, Mary Oliver, and Emma Thompson, among others.