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Naomi Klein is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author, Senior Correspondent at The Intercept, the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair at Rutgers University and not least of all, a climate activist for our time. She has a unique understanding of the urgency with which the next generation is fighting for change, as well as an appreciation for the complex forces interwoven in the struggle for climate justice. In her most recent book, How to Change Everything: The Young Human's Guide to Protecting the Planet and Each Other, she finds the confluence of what binds young activists together from all walks of life -- fighting for their right to a future.
Join AAG Vice President, Dr. Emily Yeh, in conversation with Ms. Klein as they address how to bridge the gap between climate related research in geography and meaningful action, how we can support the youth generation of climate activists leading the charge and holding leaders accountable, how academic culture can transform to better support the climate justice mission and advocate for marginalized communities, and many other topics.
This event is organized by the AAG Climate Action Task Force.
World Geography Bowl
Thursday, April 8, 6:00- 10:00 PM
The World Geography Bowl is a quiz bowl tournament held annually at the Annual Meeting of the AAG, featuring teams of graduate and undergraduate geography students representing each of the AAG’s regional divisions. Contestants are selected by regional divisions through a competitive process, which in many divisions includes participation in a regional geography bowl held at the division’s annual meeting. If you are interested in participating, contact your regional division leadership for more information.
Join us virtually for the 2021 World Geography Bowl to root on your Regional Division team in dedicated virtual rooms The Bowl is fully staffed by volunteers, who write and edit questions and help run the proceedings as judges, scorekeepers and moderators. Please contact the World Geography Bowl executive director, Dr. Jamison Conley for volunteer opportunities or the AAG Geography Bowl coordinator, Emily Fekete for questions about the bowl or sponsorship opportunities.
Thank you to the 2021 World Geography Bowl sponsors and volunteers.
Take a Sneak Peek at the New AAG.ORG
Wednesday, April 7, 12:30-1:25 PM (Pacific Time)
The AAG is designing a new website that will elevate our vibrant and compelling communities through stories and activities. Members will rediscover what they love about AAG, finding new ways to connect with geography and more opportunities to make the world a better place. Launching in late spring, the site will be completely accessible, innovative, and mobile friendly. Our website agency, Free Range, will reveal and guide you through some exciting changes in this first look at the new website before it launches. We’ll look forward to hearing your thoughts at this live event during an audience Q&A opportunity at the end of the session. The event will be recorded for those who are unable to attend.