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Thursday, May 19

America's Energy Gamble
K-12 Educator Workshop
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tracy Wazenegger and Shanti Gamper-Rabindran
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
Maja Konitzer
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This professional development opportunity for K-12 educators will focus on the book "America's Energy Gamble: People, Economy, and Planet" by Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, associate professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. The workshop will be led by Tracy Wazenegger, Science and Global Issues educator and is designed for educators across ages and disciplines to incorporate global themes of sustainability, climate change, and the energy crisis into their classroom.

Books are available on a first come first serve basis. Act 48 credits will also be available.

The book details how any administration intent on pursuing a pro-fossil policy, when Congress fails to act as a check, can change governance rules to permanently entrench oil and gas extraction and reliance in the United States and to cripple regulatory agencies. The Trump administration’s actions which violated traditional bipartisan values of economic prudence, environmental stewardship and respect for democratic norms, damaged Americans’ health, economy and governing institutions.