RLA 40주년 기념 컨퍼런스
국제시민사회의 코로나 19 위기대응 방안 온라인 강연 씨리즈 4~5월 안내
Right Livelihood Awards (RLA) 재단은 40 주년 기념사업의 일환으로 아래와 같이 온라인 글로벌 컨퍼런스를 개최할 예정입니다. RLA 재단은 미국 UC Santa Cruz의 Right Livelihood College의 주관으로 RLA 역대 수상자(OB)들과 신규 수상자(YB)들과 함께 “코로나19 등 우리사회에 가장 시급한 현안”들을 공유하고 향후 위기대응 방안을 논의하고자 합니다.
※ 시청방법: Zoom 또는 YouTube 채널 접속:
☞ https://rightlivelihood.ucsc.edu/events/webinars.html (라이브 시청 공지)
☞ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoANHFe83hG20ZukmjTvEtw (YouTube 라이브 채널 바로가기)
☞ https://www.youtube.com/RightLivelihoodFoundation (지난 강연 다시보기)
경실련은 지난 2003년 국내에서는 유일하게 RLA 대안노벨상을 수상하였습니다. 경실련은 RLA의 OB단체로서 이번 RLA 40주년 기념 컨퍼런스에 함께 연대하고 있습니다. 여러분들의 많은 관심과 시청 부탁드립니다.
<5월 연사 일정>
5월 6일 (아시아 지역, 오후 8시 ~ 9시 15분): 코로나 시대의 물의 정의와 극복과제
– 연사자 1. 마우드 발로 (RLA 2005년 수상자)
– 연사자 2. 로버트 빌로트 (RLA 2017년 수상자)
5월 13일 (아시아, 오후 8시 ~ 9시 15분): 민주주의의 위기와 기회
– 연사자 1. 프랜시스 모어-라페 (RLA 1987년 수상자)
– 연사자 2. 베스나 테실릭 (RLA 1998년 수상자)
– 연사자 3. 자밀라 라큅 (앨버트 아인슈타인 연구소, RLA 2012년 수상단체)
5월 27일 (아시아, 오후 8시 ~ 9시 15분): 위기속 불평등과 취약점
– 연사자 1. 글로렌 다스 (Tenaganita, RLA 2005년 수상단체)
– 연사자 2. 만프레드 노박 (Global Campus for Human Rights)
지난 4월 강연 영상 등 관련 행사 정보는 아래 내용 또는 링크를 직접 참조하시길 바랍니다.
Inspiring Change in Times of Crisis – Conversations that Matter Series
Our common global challenges are becoming increasingly acute and tangible all over the globe; for example the climate crisis, authoritarian governance, the continuous threat of violent conflict, including the use of nuclear weapons, and growing inequality between rich and poor. We are now facing a new global crisis, as the spread of COVID-19 is affecting everyone around the world. As part of the Right Livelihood Foundation 40th Anniversary, three global conferences were planned for the spring of 2020. Two of them are currently postponed, due to the pandemic. The Foundation has therefore adapted with new ideas and will instead launch an online series, inviting Laureates under different themes. These conversations will be spread in the Foundation’s network and Right Livelihood College network.
May 6: Water Justice in the Age of Coronavirus and Beyond
Water contaminated by toxic chemical wastes; hundreds of millions without access to minimum necessary quantities of potable water. These were grave, immense issues long before the coronavirus pandemic. Now the pandemic, raging globally, poses new questions for us: Do these pre-existing conditions, the polluted waters, the lack of access, make the pandemic worse? Conversely, will the pandemic affect society’s future ability or willingness to improve access and quality? These are the kinds of questions we will be exploring in this webinar with two Right Livelihood laureates, Maude Barlow and Robert Bilott.
Right Livelihood Laureates
Maude Barlow was given the Right Livelihood Award in 2005 “...for her exemplary and longstanding worldwide work for trade justice and the recognition of the fundamental human right to water.” Maude is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and chairs Food & Water Watch’s board. She is also an executive member of the San Francisco-based International Forum on Globalization and a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council. Maude is the recipient of 14 honorary doctorates. She is the recipient of many awards, in addition to the Right Livelihood Award, including the Citation of Lifetime Achievement at the 2008 Canadian Environment Awards, and the 2009 Earth Day Canada Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award. In 2008/2009, she served as Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly. She is also the best-selling author or co-author of 19 books, including Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever, Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and The Coming Battle for the Right to Water, and most recently Whose Water is it Anyway? Taking Water Protection into Public Hands.
Robert Bilott was given the Right Livelihood Award in 2017 “…for exposing a decades-long history of chemical pollution, winning long-sought justice for the victims, and setting a precedent for effective regulation of hazardous substances.” Rob is a partner at the law firm of Taft Settinius & Hollister LLP in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more than 29 years, Rob has handled a wide variety of highly complex environmental matters and related toxic tort litigation for a diverse array of clients, including the nation’s first cases involving PFAS drinking water contamination. To date, Rob has secured benefits in excess of $1 Billion for clients impacted by PFAS contamination, including through key leadership positions in the nation’s first class action, personal injury, medical monitoring, and multi-district litigations and trials. In a legal battle lasting 19 years, he represented 70,000 citizens whose drinking water had been contaminated with Perfluorooctanic acid (PFOA) by the chemical giant DuPont. Expanding upon the concept of class-action litigation, he set up a 7-year toxicological study of the 70,000 victims, which contributed significantly to the scientific understanding of the global health risks associated with the entire class of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). This class of substances, which do not break down in the environment or the human body, are ubiquitous in our societies today. At a time when environmental regulation is under serious threat of being watered down in the United States and elsewhere, Bilott successfully won compensation for his clients and continues to call for better regulation of toxic substances. Rob is the author of the book, “Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-Year Battle against DuPont,” and his story is the inspiration for the new motion picture, “Dark Waters”, starring Mark Ruffalo as Rob. His story is also featured in the documentary available on Netflix, “The Devil We Know.” Rob is a frequent lecturer and speaker on environmental issues internationally, including presentations to the EU and UK parliaments and UN organizations.
Andrew Szasz received his BA from Harvard College (1969), his MA from the University of Chicago (1971), and his Ph.D., in Sociology, from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1982). He has taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz since 1986, first as Professor of Sociology, later as Professor of Environmental Studies. Szasz taught courses on Social Theory, Environmental Sociology, Environmental Justice, the American Environmental Movement, and the Sociology of Climate Change. He has written books and articles on environmental regulation, grassroots toxics movements, green consuming, environmental justice, and, most recently, on the sociology of climate change. His books include EcoPopulism: Toxic Waste and the Movement for Environmental Justice and Shopping Our Way to Safety: How We Changed from Protecting the Environment to Protecting Ourselves. Most recently, Szasz co-edited How the World’s Religions are Responding to Climate Change: Social Scientific Investigations.
May 13: Threats & Opportunities to Democracy
As the Coronavirus spreads around the world, it is having far-reaching effects not only on public health, but also on our capacities for democratic politics. States have responded to the pandemic in various ways as they try to quickly implement new rules and restrictions for their populations to fight COVID-19. Many of these measures have not followed regular democratic protocols for decision-making, and some raise serious concerns about threats to democracy posed by increasing authoritarianism, lack of transparency, repression of media and opposition groups and parties, and other concerns. At the same time, crises can also be moments of political opportunity. As countries grapple with the Coronavirus, there is a spotlight on issues of unemployment, labour conditions, access to health care, and social interdependence, and this may provide openings and momentum for new democratic movements and agendas. What are the threats to democracy we should be grappling with and trying to prevent? What opportunities and potentials do we see for future democratic societies that we could be building now?
- Frances More-Lappé (1987 Laureate)
- Vesna Tercelic (1998 Laureate)
- Jamila Raqib, Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institute founded by Gene Sharp (2012 Laureate)
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 – 8:00-9:00 AM Pacific
Threats & Opportunities for Democracy
With Frances Moore-Lappé (USA), Jamila Raqib (USA), Vesna Teršelič (Croatia) & Elizabeth Beaumont (USA, Moderator)
As the Coronavirus spreads around the world, it is having far-reaching effects not only on public health, but also on our capacities for democratic politics. States have responded to the pandemic in various ways as they try to quickly implement new rules and restrictions for their populations to fight COVID-19. Many of these measures have not followed regular democratic protocols for decision-making, and some raise serious concerns about threats to democracy posed by increasing authoritarianism, lack of transparency, repression of media and opposition groups and parties, and other concerns. At the same time, crises can also be moments of political opportunity. As countries grapple with the Coronavirus, there is a spotlight on issues of unemployment, labor conditions, access to health care, and social interdependence, and this may provide openings and momentum for new democratic movements and agendas. What are the threats to democracy we should be grappling with and trying to prevent? What opportunities and potentials do we see for future democratic societies that we could be building now?
May 27: Inequality and Vulnerability in Crisis
Around the world, states and organisations are struggling to control the outbreak of COVID-19. The directives from WHO declares that we should constantly wash our hands, keep good hygiene, and stay inside to protect others. But how does this affect the part of the population without access to basic hygiene articles, running water or a home to take refuge in when quarantine rules are applied. Like most crises, COVID-19 takes extraordinarily high demands on those already exposed in society. How can we turn this crisis into an opportunity to strengthen human rights and more just societies?
Past conversations in the series:
April 17, Building Solidarity Economics in the Age of Coronavirus and Beyond
Join us for a timely panel discussion on how Nnimmo and Vandana’s alternative economic frameworks are informing and informed by this moment of the coronavirus crisis. We will consider how these frameworks can inform all of us about positive paths forward, and how we might turn this moment of great tragedy and challenge into a future of opportunities.
April 29: Women in Global Health – COVID spotlight on major challenges
Healthcare structures around the world are now being tested, and differences in approaches are becoming increasingly visible. As in the majority of crises, women are disproportionately affected. Reports of domestic violence towards women have increased, while women are also over-represented in care work and family-related care, making it harder to maintain social distancing. How can we take advantage of and learn from this pandemic to change the global health system, so that it becomes more inclusive, accessible, and just for all?
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