MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In solidarity with next week's Global Climate Strike events, Kepler’s Literary Foundation is offering students 300 free tickets to its September 27 event featuring Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. Klein will discuss her new book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center.
“Climate change poses an urgent threat and we are excited to see young people like Greta Thunberg mobilizing all over the world to help us tackle this unprecedented challenge. As part of our mission to engage our community, we are offering these free tickets to welcome local students to participate in a constructive and action-oriented evening
with Naomi Klein, who has been called the intellectual godmother of the Green New Deal," said Jean Forstner, executive director of the foundation.
“Naomi Klein’s work has always moved and guided me," said Greta Thunberg. "She is the great chronicler of our age of climate emergency and an inspirer of generations.”
In On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal, Klein argues that only transformative, comprehensive, grassroots efforts can salvage the future. The bestselling author of The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything argues that with a shift in spirit, imagination, economics, and policy, humanity’s greatest threat might still become its greatest opportunity. She rejects the idea that a dystopian future is a foregone conclusion. Instead, she questions: What if we decided not to drive off the climate cliff? What if we chose to radically change course and save both our habitat and ourselves? What if we actually pulled off a Green New Deal? What would the future look like then?
The event will take place on September 27, the last day of Global Climate Strikes, at 7:30 p.m. Free student tickets will be available starting September 20 while supplies last. Students will be required to present student ID cards or other proof of enrollment at the door. For all tickets, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/naomi-klein-tickets-65853456461.
About Kepler’s Literary Foundation
Kepler’s Literary Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Kepler’s Books in collaboration with the local community. The premier producer of literary and cultural programs in Silicon Valley, Kepler's Literary Foundation provides a vital forum for notable writers, artists, and original thinkers to engage with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The Foundation's nationally recognized programs deliver intriguing content, bring writers into local schools, and promote literary and creative writing initiatives. Over the last few years, Kepler's Literary Foundation has doubled down on inviting America's truth-tellers to hold important conversations on societal change with our community. These well-attended events have featured notable writers and thinkers such as Chris Hedges, Bill McKibben, Jaron Lanier, Bryan Stevenson, Sherry Turkle, Jane Mayer, and others.
For additional information about Kepler’s Literary Foundation and its schedule of events, please visit www.keplers.org.