Todd Miller in Conversation with José González
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

Todd Miller and José González discussing

Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security

from City Lights Books

Co-Sponsored by Latino Outdoors

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Praise for Storming the Wall:

"Nothing will test human institutions like climate change in this century––as this book makes crystal clear, people on the move from rising waters, spreading deserts, and endless storms could profoundly destabilize our civilizations unless we seize the chance to reimagine our relationships to each other."––Bill McKibben, author Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

"At stake is not only the well-being of immigrants but also the integrity and feasibility of democratic government itself. This is a must-read book."––Christian Parenti, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, author of Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence

"A galvanizing forecast of global warming's endgame and a powerful indictment of America's current stance."––Kirkus Reviews

"Miller portrays the front lines of the issue in human terms: a young child on a low-lying island in the Philippines, a Honduran farmer whose crops have withered in a prolonged drought. Miller leads the reader through his own personal process of connecting the dots between militarization and climate change . . . [and] strikes the rare balance of alerting his readers to the threat without paralyzing them with fear."––Los Angeles Review of Books

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About Todd Miller:

For the past fifteen years Todd Miller has researched, written about, and worked on immigration and border issues from both sides of the U.S. Mexico divide for organizations such as BorderLinks, Witness for Peace, and NACLA. He did the brunt of this work in Tucson, Arizona and Oaxaca, Mexico, with stints in New York City sprinkled in. Between Tucson and the Buffalo/Niagara Falls region of New York state where he grew up, he has spent the majority of his life close to the U.S. international boundary, south and north. He is the author of Border Patrol Nation (City Lights, 2014), his writings about the border have appeared in the New York Times, TomDispatch, Mother Jones, The Nation, Al Jazeera English, and Salon among other places.

About José González:

José González is the Founder of Latino Outdoors. He is an experienced educator as a K-12 public education teacher, environmental education advisor, outdoor education instructor and coordinator, and university adjunct faculty. His commentary on diversity and environmental outreach has been featured by High Country News, Outside, Earth Island Journal, and Latino USA, and he has been engaged in collaborations with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, U.S. Department of Interior, and the National Park Service. He also represents Latino Outdoors in several coalitions including the Latino Conservation Alliance and the Next 100 Coalition. He has been recognized with several honors, including the National Wildlife Federation, Grist Magazine, and The Murie Center.

About Latino Outdoors:

Latino Outdoors is a unique Latino-led organization. They are working to create a national community of leaders in conservation and outdoor education. As part of this work, they are focused on expanding and amplifying the Latino experience in the outdoors; providing greater opportunities for leadership, mentorship, professional opportunities and serving as a platform for sharing cultural connections and narratives that are often overlooked by the traditional outdoor movement. It is a space for the community to be present, share their voices, and showcase how conservation roots have been ingrained in Latino cultura for generations. Go to latinooutdoors.org for more.


Books related to this event:

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Storming the Wall
Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security
Todd Miller
2017 Edition
Fast-paced frontline reportage chronicling how climate change is accelerating migration, border build-up, and militarization in the U.S. and beyond.