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The Climate Futures Collective (CFC) invites you to join our 2019-2020 study group, which will focus on texts critically engaging with topics ranging from decolonization and Indigenous sovereignties to racial capitalism, border policies, grassroots movements, and all their various intersections with global climate change.

We will address the current lack of environmental humanities organizations on campus, while also alluding to the history that UCI scientists played in the initial detection and eventual regulation of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), the main chemical agent in the global depletion of the ozone layer.

In addition to organized monthly meetings, we plan for the group to branch out beyond campus and attend nearby exhibitions, talks, and panels with similar subject matter. We intend to culminate in a symposium in Spring 2020 that will bring together scholars, activists, and artists from local and global communities.

Our next study group meeting on Wednesday November 13th at 5:00 PM in Humanities Gateway 1002. The readings for this meeting on Indigenous responses to climate change are listed below and attached to this email.

Please email climatefuturescollective@gmail.com if you are interested in joining and feel free to forward to others.

We will be setting up a Zoom call for those wanting to participate from afar. We hope to see you there! If  you are planning on attending the upcoming SLSA conference at UCI, please think about attending the roundtable hosted by CFC on Friday November 8th at 8:00 AM titled "Climate Change from the Beach to the Biennale: Eco Politics of Leisure and Banality in Sun & Sea (Marina)."

Readings for November 13th:
-Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang, "Decolonization is not a metaphor" (2012) PDF
-Nick Estes, "A Red Deal" (2019), with additional draft of "A Red Deal: Indigenous Action to Save Our Earth" by The Red Nation (2019) PDF
-Kyle Powys Whyte, "Too late for indigenous climate justice: Ecological and relational tipping points" (2019) PDF and optional Cultures of Energy Podcast episode