Stan Cox in conversation with Dina Gilio-Whitaker: The Path to a Livable Future, presented by The Land Institute, City Lights, & the Raven Book Store

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Presented by The Land Institute, City Lights, and the Raven Book Store

Renowned Kansas climate scientist Stan Cox discusses his new book The Path to a Livable Future: A New Politics to Fight Climate Change, Racism, and the Next Pandemic with Dina Gilio-Whitaker!


Stan Cox began his career in the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is now the Lead Scientist at The Land Institute. Cox is the author of The Green New Deal and Beyond: Ending the Climate Emergency While We Still Can (with City Lights), Any Way You Slice It: The Past, Present, and Future of Rationing, Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air-Conditioned World (and Finding New Ways to Get Through the Summer) and Sick Planet: Corporate Food and Medicine. His writing about the economic and political roots of the global ecological crisis have appeared in the New York TimesWashington PostLos Angeles TimesHartford CourantAtlanta Journal-ConstitutionBaltimore SunDenver PostKansas City StarArizona RepublicThe New Republic, The GuardianAl JazeeraSalon, and Dissent, and in local publications spanning 43 U.S. states. In 2012, The Atlantic named Cox their "Readers' Choice Brave Thinker" for his critique of air conditioning. He is based in Salina, Kansas.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is a lecturer of American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos, and an independent educator in American Indian environmental policy and other issues.  At CSUSM she teaches courses on environmentalism and American Indians, traditional ecological knowledge, religion and philosophy, Native women’s activism, American Indians and sports, and decolonization. She also works within the field of critical sports studies, examining the intersections of indigeneity and the sport of surfing. As a public intellectual, Dina brings her scholarship into focus as an award-winning journalist, with her work appearing at Indian Country Today, the Los Angeles Times, High Country News,, Slate,, Bioneers, Truthout, the Pacifica Network, Grist, CSPAN Booktalk, The Boston Globe, and many more. Dina is the author of two books; the most recent award-winning As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock. She is currently under contract with Beacon Press for a new book under the working title Illegitimate Nation: Privilege, Race, and Accountability in the U.S. Settler State.  

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Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
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The Path to a Livable Future: A New Politics to Fight Climate Change, Racism, and the Next Pandemic (Open Media) By Stan Cox, Zenobia Jeffries Warfield (Foreword by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780872868786
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: City Lights Books - November 2nd, 2021

A Regional Independent Bookstore Bestseller

An urgent call for the political transformation needed to address the common causes of climate change, COVID-19, and racism.

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