“What Can I Do?:
My Path from Climate Despair to Action”
$37 includes a book with signed book plate (shipping included)*
*Books ship week of September 14.
A call to action from Jane Fonda, one of the most inspiring activists of our time, urging us to wake up to the looming disaster of climate change and equipping us with the tools we need to join her in protest
JANE FONDA is a 2-time Oscar winner and an Emmy-award winning American actress and political activist. She sits on the boards of V-Day: Until The Violence Stops, the Women’s Media Center (which she co-founded in 2004), the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential, and Homeboy Industries.
“This is the last possible moment in history when changing course can mean saving lives and species on an unimaginable scale. It’s too late for moderation.”
In the fall of 2019, frustrated with the obvious inaction of politicians and inspired by Greta Thunberg, Naomi Klein, and student climate strikers, Jane Fonda moved to Washington, D.C., to lead weekly climate change demonstrations on Capitol Hill. On October 11, she launched Fire Drill Fridays, and has since led thousands of people in nonviolent civil disobedience, risking arrest to protest for action. In What Can I Do?, Fonda weaves her deeply personal journey as an activist alongside conversations with and speeches by leading climate scientists and inspiring community organizers, and dives deep into the issues, such as water, migration, and human rights, to emphasize what is at stake. Most significantly, Fonda equips us all with the tools we need to join her in protest, so that everyone can work to combat the climate crisis.
No stranger to protest, Fonda’s life has been famously shaped by activism. And now she is once again galvanizing the public to take to the streets. Many are already aware of the looming disaster of climate change and realize that a moral responsibility rests on our shoulders. In 2019, we saw atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases hit the highest level ever recorded in human history, and our window of opportunity to act is quickly closing. We are facing a climate crisis, but we’re also facing an empathy crisis and an inequality crisis; the surge of protests over police violence against black Americans has once again highlighted the links between racism and environmental degradation in our country. It isn’t only earth’s life-support systems that are unraveling. So too is our social fabric. This is going to take an all-out war on drilling and fracking and deregulation and racism and misogyny and colonialism and despair all at the same time.
As Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace USA and Fonda’s partner in developing Fire Drill Fridays, has declared, “Change is inevitable; by design, or by disaster.” Together, we can commandeer change for the positive–but it will require collective actions taken by social movements on an unprecedented scale. The problems we face now require every one of us to join the fight. The fight for not only our immediate future, but for the future of generations to come. 100% of the author’s net proceeds from What Can I Do? will go to Greenpeace
Eva Longoria is an actress, producer, director, activist, philanthropist and businesswoman. She is most known for her role as Gabrielle Solis on the television series Desperate Housewives, which ran from 2004 to 2012. Longoria was most recently seen on the big screen in the jazz era film Sylvie’s Love opposite Tessa Thompson. Recently named by People Magazine as one of the Women Changing the World, Longoria is a dedicated philanthropist and activist who has consistently lent her voice to the issues she is passionate about, ranging from immigration to reproductive rights. In 2006, she co-founded the nonprofit Eva’s Heroes, which operates out of San Antonio, Texas and is dedicated to enriching the lives of those with intellectual special needs. Committed to empowering Latinas everywhere, Longoria established the Eva Longoria Foundation (ELF) in 2012 to help Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through educational programs, scholarships, mentorship and entrepreneurship While working full time on Desperate Housewives, Longoria earned her master’s degree in Chicano Studies from California State University, Northridge in 2013. She wrote her thesis on “Success STEMS from Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers.”
1pm (note this is an afternoon event)
Former Vice President Al Gore
in conversation with Mayor Eric Garcetti
discussing his upcoming book,
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
VIDEO WILL BE POSTED IN THE WEEK AFTER THE EVENT.
Doors open at 12:20pm.
“We’re seeing a tremendous amount of positive change. The basis is there but it’s still not enough…Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it’s a challenge to the moral imagination.”
Former Vice President Al Gore spends the majority of his time as the chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis. He is the co-recipient, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, for “informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change.”
Gore was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976, 1978, 1980, and 1982 and to the U.S. Senate in 1984 and 1990. He was inaugurated as the 45th vice president of the United States on January 20, 1993, and served eight years. Gore is the cofounder and chairman of Generation Investment Management. He is a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a member of Apple Inc.’s board of directors.
The follow-up to his best-selling book, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is an action handbook to help you learn the science, find your voice, and help solve the climate crisis. A companion documentary will be simultaneously released, opening July 28, 2017.
His best selling books include Earth in the Balance, An Inconvenient Truth, The Assault on Reason, Our Choice, and, most recently, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change.
Eric Garcetti is the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles. His “back to basics” agenda is focused on job creation and solving everyday problems for L.A. residents.
Garcetti was elected four times by his peers to serve as President of the Los Angeles City Council from 2006 to 2012. From 2001 until taking office as Mayor, he served as the Councilmember representing the 13th District which includes Hollywood, Echo Park, Silver Lake, and Atwater Village — all of which were dramatically revitalized under Garcetti’s leadership.
Garcetti was raised in the San Fernando Valley and earned his B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University. He studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and the London School of Economics and taught at Occidental College and USC. A fourth generation Angeleno, he and his wife, Amy Elaine Wakeland, have a young daughter. He is a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy reserve and is an avid jazz pianist and photographer.
in conversation with Bill Prady
Harnessing Science to Change the World
Crest Theatre, Westwood
1262 Westwood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90024
VIDEO WILL BE POSTED ON THURSDAY!
$45 General Section seating + Book*
$50 Reserved Section Seating + Book*
$95 Pre-Reception(6:30-7:30pm)*+ Reserved Section seating + Book
$20 General Admission tickets on sale November 6
* Books will be picked up at the event when you check in, and signed immediately after the talk
Bill Nye is a scientist, engineer, comedian, and inventor, as well as the New York Times bestselling author of Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, where he studied under Carl Sagan, and worked as an engineer at Boeing on the 747, before creating and hosting his much-loved Emmy award-winning PBS/Discovery Channel show “Bill Nye the Science Guy.”
“Unstoppable is what you get when you melt down Bill Nye the Science Guy and turn him into a book. Containing rich scientific insights on ourselves, our society, and our world, the book is a must-read for anybody who needs to be scientifically literate in the 21st century. And, of course, that’s everybody.” —Neil deGrasse Tyson
In Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World, Bill Nye sheds light on today’s climate change crisis, demonstrates why we need to act immediately and shows what we need to do to create a better future.
With a scientist’s thirst for knowledge and an engineer’s vision of what can be, Nye sees today’s environmental issues not as insurmountable, depressing problems but as chances for our society to rise to the challenge and create a cleaner, healthier, smarter world. Further, as Nye shares his vision, he debunks some of the most persistent myths and misunderstandings about global warming.
Nye issues a new challenge to today’s generation: to make a cleaner, more efficient, and happier world. Throughout, he crystallizes and expands upon the message for which he is best known and beloved: that with a combination of optimism and scientific curiosity, all obstacles become opportunities, and the possibilities of our world become limitless.
We need not accept that transportation consumes half our energy, and that two-thirds of the energy you put into your car is immediately thrown away out the tailpipe. We need not accept that dangerous emissions are the price we must pay for a vibrant economy and a comfortable life. Above all, we need not accept that we will leave our children a planet that is dirty, overheated, and depleted of resources.
Bill Prady is a television writer & producer, and a co-creator and executive producer of The Big Bang Theory. He worked as a computer programmer and a RadioShack salesman before becoming a writer on shows including Dharma & Greg and The Gilmore Girls. In 2007, Bill Prady and Chuck Lorre created The Big Bang Theory.