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Theme: Resources for Resilience: Lifelong Learning, Peace, Security and the Sustainable Development Goals

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October 15, 2020
Ithaca, New York
United States

TEDxCLASP presents Resources for Resilience: Lifelong Learning, Peace, Security and the Sustainable Development Goals

In this program we explore multiple entry points of action and transformation in humanity’s endurance race to sustainability. Offering a mix of explanatory and personal narrative, the program includes live talks and recorded messages from multiple countries addressing the theme of resources for resilience.

Presenters of live talks include:
• Annalisa L. Raymer, Cornell University; Lifelong Learning and Actionable Hope
• David L. Kay, Cornell University; Sustainable Development Goals: The Nexus between Climate Change & Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
• Cecilia Idika-Kalu, University of Massachusetts, Lowell; Security and Sense-making for Sustainable Peace

Recorded presenters include:
• Amanda Gorman, a poet, activist, change-maker, she is the Gorman is the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. Amanda delivers a spoken poem about the big blue marble.
• David Lammy is the Labour Member of Parliament for Tottenham, England, where he conducted a landmark review of the criminal justice system looking at the treatment of and outcomes for Black and minority ethnic people in British courts and prisons. He speaks on Climate Justice for Black Lives Matter.
• Christiana Figueres is an international climate leader and she served as executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) during the talks that lead to the Paris Agreement. She speaks on Stubborn Optimism.

Cornell Virtual Campus
Ithaca, New York, 14850
United States
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Annalisa Raymer

Lecturer, Global Development, and Director of Lifelong Learning
Annalisa L. Raymer teaches education courses in design and facilitation of lifelong learning at Cornell University. There she also directs Cornell's work-based adult education program, the Community Learning and Service Partnership program, CLASP. Annalisa raises chickens, loves to travel, wishes Ithaca had a train system, and will joyfully celebrate the day American communities begin joining the Global Network of Learning Cities.

Cecilia Idika-Kalu

PhD. Candidate, Global Studies and Instructor, Political Science & Gender
Cecilia’s research connects security and sense-making by investigating terror management mechanisms in women’s experience of conflict. She teaches Comparative Politics, African Politics and Gender Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Cecilia is a Civic Action Project Policy Fellow. She likes to explore new places, travel, try new cuisines and go skydiving on occasion.

David Kay

Senior Extension Associate, Cornell University
Senior Extension Associate David Kay, of Cornell’s Department of Global Development, will briefly discuss the UN Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on the relationship between Goal 16 (“Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies”) and Goal 13 (“Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”) . David will draw on his work with the Climate Change Policy Project of Mediators Beyond Borders International as well as his own research on forms of climate change adaptation (community response to increasing flood risks) and mitigation (transitioning to renewable electricity to reduce GHG emissions).

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