Posted May 24, 2017 by Cooper Point Journal in Community

Naomi Klein Speaks

Famed Author Visits Campus to Discuss Trying Times

By Sylvie Chace

On Thursday, May 18, author of “This Changes Everything” and “The Shock Doctrine”, Naomi Klein will speak at the Costantino Recreation Center. Naomi Klein is a Canadian journalist and climate justic activist well-known for being critical of corporate globalization in relation to climate change and other social justice issues. Her books discuss capitalism and its role in this greater global issue and her writings have often served as crucial program text at Evergreen.

In 2016, Klein delivered the Sydney Peace Prize Lecture in Sydney, Australia upon being awarded the Peace Prize for exposing truths behind climate justice politics and encouraging activism and awareness. Her work aims to encourage transformative justice through revealing these truths, and her appearance at Evergreen is anticipated to be a popular and exciting event.

Klein’s new book is titled “No is Not Enough, Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need” and is scheduled for release on June 13.

A quote from this book, stated on the promotional website for the book reads, “Trump, extreme as he is, is not an aberration but the logical extension of the worst and most dangerous trends of the past half-century. He is the personification of the merger of humans and corporations– a one-man megabrand with wife and children as spin-off brands.”

The aim of this new work is to explain how we got into the political state we are currently in. Klein reveals the corporate takeover of Trump’s election and the shock tactics instilled to generate radical policies that, as the website states, “will destroy people, the environment, the economy and national security.” This book is available on the website for pre-order, whereas Klein’s other works are popularly available online or in book stores near you.

After her appearance at Evergreen, Klein will speak on her book, “This Changes Everything”, at a larger conference in Seattle, the Living Future Conference ‘17 at Westin Seattle on May 19 at 8:30 p.m. The event states, “Living Future is the forum for leading minds in the green building movement seeking solutions to the most daunting global issues of our time. This year’s three-day conference will focus on the diverse layers of Genius and Courage, featuring keynotes Van Jones, Kirsti Luke, and Naomi Klein.”

Klein’s appearance at Evergreen will be a lecture and with time allotted for students and community members to ask Klein about “This Changes Everything” and her other works. It is anticipated that the focus on Klein’s lecture will be in relation to her talk in Seattle on climate justice and globalization.

This is an all-ages event, tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door with a faculty or student identification. General admission is set at $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the lecture is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at This event is sponsored by Evergreen Student Activities, and they are available for any questions or concerns about this event.