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Tuesday, October 20 • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
The Daily Dose: Feminist Writers Respond to the Climate Emergency

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Co-presented by San Francisco Botanical Garden

The climate emergency can no longer be ignored. And woven into the solutions to the climate crisis is the need to acknowledge and address long-standing issues of justice. The Green New Deal represents the opportunity for the United States to build an intersectional movement for us to literally save the world through addressing environmental, economic, social, and racial justice. In March 2020, three Bay Area women writers started the blog The Daily Dose with a simple mission: to spread the message of the Green New Deal, help other activists stay encouraged in the face of unrelenting challenge, take concrete action, and stay grounded. This group of feminist writers, majority women of color, a mix of sexual orientation and gender identities, uses all the means at its disposal—essays, poetry, fiction, interviews, traditional journalism, images, videos, and more—to support and spread the vision of a freer, greener, more just future for us all. Join Daily Dose founders for Litquake Out Loud, as they discuss this writing-as-climate-activism project. With Aya de León, Vijaya Nagarajan, Mary DeMocker, Elizabeth Stark, and Susan DeFreitas. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

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Event will also be livecasted on Facebook Live.

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Speakers
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Aya de León

Aya de León directs the Poetry for the People program in the African American Studies Department at UC Berkeley, teaching poetry and commissioning writers to address the climate emergency. Kensington Books publishes her award-winning feminist heist series, which includes SIDE CHICK... Read More →
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Vijaya Nagarajan

Vijaya Nagarajan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theology/Religious Studies and in the Program of Environmental Studies at the University of San Francisco. Her book, Feeding a Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual and Ecology in India— An Exploration of the Kolam (Oxford... Read More →
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Elizabeth Stark

Elizabeth Stark, a novelist (Shy Girl: FSG, Seal Press, finalist for the Ferro-Grumely and Lambda Literary Awards) and award-winning filmmaker (most recently, producer of Lost in the Middle: Best Feature, Broad Humor 2019, a Festival Favorite, Cinema Diverse), co-hosts the podca... Read More →
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Susan DeFreitas

A first-generation American of Caribbean descent, Susan DeFreitas is the author of the novel Hot Season, which won a Gold IPPY Award, and the editor of Dispatches from Anarres, an anthology of short fiction in tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin (forthcoming 2021). Her fiction, nonfiction... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 7:00pm - 8:15pm PDT
Virtual!