The Hart House Global Commons is an interdisciplinary space for students from the University of Toronto to engage in real-time dialogue (participating virtually) with students from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia; Sciences Po, France; University of Cape Town, South Africa; and Indiana University Bloomington, U.S.A.
This is an exciting opportunity to engage internationally, to share perspectives and lived experiences, and to participate in global citizenship learning. The 2020-2021 Hart House Global Commons will connect for global discussions on one of the most pressing issues of our time—climate justice.
In many places, the disruptive and destructive threats of climate change have arrived—impacting shared resource systems, disproportionally affecting vulnerable/marginalized communities, and also pushing us to connect environmental issues with broader social justice, human rights and equity concerns. Addressing these interrelated challenges requires a serious transformation of society and of our relationships to each other and to the world around us—we have work to do. Please join us for opportunities to share perspectives, ideas, and insights from the front lines as we hear from students around the globe about how they are experiencing and responding to the climate crisis. Share your viewpoints, listen, learn and expand your understanding of issues and the possibilities for change.
Part of the Hart House Global Commons.
- Thu, May 27, 2021
Black Lives Matter: Global Activism One Year Later
Join us for a discussion about what one of the most powerful movements and moments of our time can teach us about global organizing for liberation and justice.
- Mon, Mar 8, 2021
The Arctic Spirit: Healing Our Relationships
At the Hart House Global Commons, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, will join us to discuss her political activism to stop climate change.
- Thu, Nov 19, 2020
Youth Mobilization for Climate Justice and a Just Recovery
Join students from around the world.
- Thu, Aug 27, 2020
The Way Forward: Indigenous Leadership for a Just Future
Join students from around the world for an interactive discussion about what Indigenous Leadership can teach us.
- Wed, May 27, 2020
Lessons in a New Normal—What the Post-COVID Future Offers
An interactive discussion about how to accept, embrace and navigate the “new normal” brought about by global crises.