Those who know what it means to lose our world and live might have something to lend to a broader humanity that now faces its own existential crises in the form of disease and climate change.

Julian Brave Noisecat, How to Survive an Apocalypse and Keep Dreaming


Join students from around the world for an interactive discussion about what Indigenous Leadership can teach us. 

Julian Brave NoiseCat is a writer, activist, a policy wonk whose work has contributed to the Green New Deal and a proud member of the Canim Lake Band Tsq’escen, He has thought deeply about the interwoven ecological, health, political and cultural crises we face and offers his thoughts on the critical importance of Indigenous leadership in finding a way forward to a just and caring future.

Julian will be in conversation with Anushay Irfan Khan to explore the importance of learning from the experiences, histories and wisdom of Indigenous and Racialized communities who have been disproportionally impacted by climate change and the pandemic—to put their voices at the centre of developing the systemic change needed to move forward, and to find hope and inspiration through solidarity. 

Don’t miss this essential opportunity for learning, conversation and connection.

How to join the conversation / What to know

  1. This event will take place entirely online. Students will be participating through Zoom. You should have a reliable internet connection, computer or phone, and a working microphone and camera.
  2. We invite you to read Julian Brave NoiseCat's article “How to Survive an Apocalypse and Keep Dreaming” prior to the event. (10 mins)
  3. You may also listen to this podcast interview (13 mins) with Julian on the need for Indigenous leadership in the movement towards climate justice.
  4. Once you register, you will receive confirmation of your spot in the event.
  5. The Zoom meeting information and link and password will be provided 24 hours before the event via email.

About the Global Commons

The Hart House Global Commons is an international dialogue space that connects students participating from multiple global locations to engage in real-time conversations about issues that are pressing and pertinent to everyone, regardless of place. We hope you will join us for a unique opportunity to connect across contexts, exchange dialogue and perspectives, and learn from each other—all without leaving your living space!

Community Supporters

Michael R. De Angelis & Family Global Innovation Fund.

International Partners

Universidad de Ios Andes
Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
Sciences Po
University of Cape Town

University of Toronto Sponsors

Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Student Life Centre for Community Partnerships
Centre for International Experience
Centre for Student Engagement
International Student Centre
International Education Centre

Event Metadata

Event Ended

  • Date: Thu, Aug 27, 2020
  • Time & Duration: 9:00 am – 10:30 am (EST) (1h 30m)
  • Cost:
    • Free


  • Venue: Online
  • Note: Zoom link and password will be sent to registrants 24 hours before the event.