The Hart House Global Commons is your opportunity to connect in real-time with students participating from international partner universities, to engage in dialogue and action around the climate crisis. Students participating directly from Colombia, Canada, France, South Africa, and the U.S.A. will connect for truly global discussions on one of the most pressing issues of our time. This is an opportunity to reflect on how we as humans react and respond both individually and collectively to this existential crisis, and how we can learn from and with each other in that process.

Visions and Actions Towards Climate Justice

Our 2020 Conference will focus on showcasing the work of students and community organizations participating in locations from around the world. Guests will share current work and campaigns, along with successes and challenges to provide a space to learn, inspire, and connect across contexts. 

Entering its fourth year, the Hart House Global Commons Conference offers participants a unique, globally-networked opportunity to learn from and with each other as we discuss pressing global issues without borders, and seek to develop actions to address them.



Who is it for?

All students, regardless of discipline, year of study, or background are encouraged to register or drop-in to the Conference. The Conference opportunity is meant for those who want to contribute and engage in the conversation, but may not be able to commit a lot of time. Conferences will host guests, faculty, civil society actors, and others from around the world for in-depth global conversations.   

What you can expect to get out of the Conferences?

Joining others in person on your own campus, engage in dialogue with other students both locally and globally, hear and share perspectives, work, and ideas. Guests will enhance the dialogue with their own stories and work, exploring how climate change is taking place in each location, with a view to understanding the similarities and additional opportunities for action.

Time Commitment?

Two hours for the Conference, plus we will share the Conference Discussion Guide and selected resources one week before the session. 

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Event Ended

  • Date: Thu, Feb 13, 2020
  • Time & Duration: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (EST) (2h)
  • Cost:
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  • Venues:
    • University of Toronto, St. George Hart House, Music Room
    • University of Toronto Scarborough MW229
    • Indiana University Bloomington Wells 305C
    • Universidad de los Andes RGC 213-214
    • University of Cape Town Hoeri 3C
    • Sciences Po, Le Havre C1
    • University of Toronto Mississauga DH4009
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