Divestment generation podcast 4

I noted the four previous episodes (intro, 1, 2, 3) of the Divestment Generation Mini Series about the University of Toronto fossil fuel divestment campaign.

Episode 4 is now up.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

2 thoughts on “Divestment generation podcast 4”

  1. Mmm, this episode was different. It was more lighthearted and had less substance. I personally don’t think if climate Justice as the “cool
    Kids club,” but rather a group of very committed and focussed activists.

  2. Those comments do point to a prominent observation in the social movement literature – people often join and remain in movements more because of their personal connections to fellow activists than because of the cause.

    By the same token, when activism is driven by a search for comfort and positive feelings, a sharp focus on changing real-world outcomes for those outside the movement can be lost.

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