Stockton Invites Public to Green New Deal Lectures

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How might the proposed Green New Deal affect the Jersey shore?

Stockton University’s American Democracy Project/Political Engagement Project will host two free, open to the public lectures at the university’s Atlantic City and Galloway Township campuses focusing on topics related to the Green New Deal. Lectures will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Atlantic City Campus and Monday, Oct. 28 in Galloway as a part of its “Climate Change and the Green New Deal” lecture series.

The Green New Deal is a wide-ranging proposal developed by members of the Democratic party to mobilize investment in projects that will address climate change and its effects. The series will bring together experts to discuss the scientific feasibility of the Green New Deal, the environmental justice approach of the plan and the potential impacts of the proposal for the local Atlantic City community.

The theme of the Oct. 24 lecture is “Lessons from Sandy: Examining the Local Effects of the Green New Deal,” and will be presented by the New Jersey Organizing Project and Christina Jackson, Stockton assistant professor of sociology.  It will take place in the Fannie Lou Hamer Room at the Stockton Atlantic City Academic Center, 3711 Atlantic Ave.

The theme of the Oct. 28 lecture is “The Science of the Green New Deal,” and will be presented by Ron Hutchison, Stockton associate professor of biology, and Patrick Hossay, Stockton associate professor of sustainability. It will be held in the Campus Center Theatre on the Galloway Township campus.

For more information, visit Stockton’s Political Engagement Project webpage