Lindsay Speer comes to Alternatives Cafe


Join us for the next Alternatives Cafe,

We will be joined by consultant and strategist Lindsay Speer.

LindsaySpeerPresentation and Discussion:

Thinking globally, acting locally: Why empowering the grassroots and indigenous peoples is key to avoiding catastrophic climate change, with Lindsay Speer, environmental organizer and consultant. Founder of Creating Change.

Thursday April 9, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

at the Durland Alternatives Library

127 Anabel Taylor Hall

Cornell Campus, Ithaca NY

The Durland Alternatives Library will be using this event as an opportunity to examine our collection of books, D35 Organizing and Activism. Bring your favorite book or prepare to check one out!

This is part of a weekly event called The Alternatives Cafe, which connects library materials to local interests. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments are available.

Lindsay Speer (Natural Resources, ‘04) will be giving a short presentation about her work as a consultant and organizer with grassroots environmental campaigns and Native Nations.  She continues to build on ten years of community organizing experience in Central New York, working with the Onondaga and Cayuga Nations, and grassroots groups such as the Manlius Greenspace Coalition, Partnership for Onondaga Creek, ShaleshockCNY, We Are Seneca Lake, and Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, as well as coalition groups such as New Yorkers Against Fracking.

Ms. Speer recently obtained a Masters in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School, one of the top two environmental law schools in the U.S., focusing her studies on land use policy, climate change, and indigenous law. Her talk will touch on some of the cutting edge environmental strategies, such as the Rights of Nature (or Rights of Mother Earth), the Public Trust Doctrine, and “Blockadia” (as coined by Naomi Klein).

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Ryan Clover-Owens

I'm on a mission to prove that we can live in a society that reconciles with our history, respects difference, cherishes the land and animals, and can create solutions to the challenges we face.