9th Annual PRAT Conference: Climate Change and the Future of Humanity

Saturday, October 22, 2022
11:00 AM – 6:15 PM
Virtual event

Ninth Annual Conference of Philosophy and Religion in Africana Traditions:
Climate Change and the Future of Humanity

The ninth annual PRAT conference will address the apocalyptic conditions facing humanity and related species because of climate change. Emphasis will be placed on global capitalism which has emerged over the past two centuries destroying our planet and putting at risk human existence.

Conference Program

11:00AM – 11:30AM
Greetings and Opening Statement
Everet Green, Mercy College
Mary Taylor, CUNY: The Graduate Center

11:30AM – 12:00PM
The Philosophy of Cycling and Climate Change

Brittany O’Neal, Lehman College

12:10PM – 1:10PM
Jamaica Beach Birthright Environmental Movement

1:15PM – 3:30PM
Chavire Chodyè shutdowns and protests:  Towards a new modernity in Haiti
Mamyrah Dougé Prosper  – Panel Chair

Dr. Georges Eddy Lucien, Université d’État d’Haiti
Dr. Sabine Lamour, Université d’État d’Haiti
Nixon Boumba, Mouvement Démocratique Populaire (MODEP)
Ernst Jean-Pierre, Gwoup RASIN / Lakou Palmin (La Montagne, Jacmel)

3:35PM – 4:15PM
Climate Change and ecological Destruction base on Colonialism
Kenneth Cuvalay, Ubuntu Connection

4:20PM – 5:00PM
Reflections on Malcolm Ferdinand’s intertwining of both decolonizing and defending the environment
Gail Presbey, University of Detroit & Mercy College

5:00PM – 6:00PM
Ecological Degradation in the Congo
Maurice Carney, Executive Director, Friends of the Congo

6:00PM – 6: 15PM
Closing Remarks

Register for the virtual meeting: https://tinyurl.com/PRAT-Conference-2022

This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the Graduate Center, CUNY and HUMANITAS: The Africana Ethical Society.

For more information contact:
J. Everet Green: everet@verizon.net
Brittany O’Neal: brittany.oneal@me.com