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How to Change Everything: A Conversation with Naomi Klein

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Naomi Klein is a globally renowned author who has turned her powerful voice to support young activists with her new young adult book, “How to Change Everything: The Young Human’s Guide to Protecting the Planet and Each Other.” Naomi spoke in conversation with Dr. Marc Aronson, co-author of “Poisoned Water: How the Citizens of Flint, Michigan Fought for Their Lives and Warned the Nation.”

Professor Joyce Valenza and her students introduced a digital toolkit packed with youth activism resources to use in your library or classroom. The panel and audience was welcomed by Jonathan Potter, Dean of the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University.

Naomi Klein is the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University, and an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and international and New York Times bestselling author of: “How To Change Everything: The Young Human’s Guide to Protecting the Earth and Each Other” (2021), “On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal” (2019), “No Is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need” (2017), “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate” (2014), “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism” (2007) and “No Logo” (2000). In 2018, she published “The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes On the Disaster Capitalists” (2018) reprinted from her feature article for The Intercept with all royalties donated to Puerto Rican organization juntegente.org.

Marc Aronson is an Associate Professor of Practice, Library and Information Science at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. Marc has worked in the field of literature for younger readers for more than thirty years as an author, editor, speaker, publisher, and critic. He is the only person to have been a winner or finalist for both of the American Library Association’s prizes for excellence in youth nonfiction as both an author and as an editor.

Joyce Valenza is an Associate Teaching Professor of Library and Information Science at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. Joyce has been a school, public, reference, and special librarian. For ten years, Joyce was the techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She writes the NeverEndingSearch blog for School Library Journal, contributes to a variety of edtech journals, speaks internationally about issues relating to libraries and thoughtful use of technology. Joyce is active in ISTE, ALISE, AASL, ALA, YALSA and online communities of practice.

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