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Climate Publics with Carleton Climate Commons – “Food Relations in a Time of Climate Crisis”

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us and special guests at Irene’s Pub in Ottawa for a night of conversing, sharing, and feeling as we reflect on food sustainability, sovereignty, production, and consumption in light of climate changed futures.

Whether you’re a climate enthusiast or just curious about the topic, this event is open to all. Share your thoughts, ideas, and questions in a friendly environment. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and learn more about the actions we can take to address climate change. Together, we can make a difference!

Organized by Carleton Climate Commons, Climate PUBlics brings people together in some of Ottawa’s liveliest pubs to discuss climate catastrophe, environmental justice, and our shared future.

Special Guests: 

Sarah Rotz is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change at York University. Her academic and organizing work is grounded in environmentmental justice and focused on land and food systems.  Sarah’s community-based work with various organizations and campaigns includes food and farmer’s associations, fossil fuels divestment, climate justice, and food sovereignty movements. She is a member of the RAIR collective, a settler and Indigenous collective committed to dialogue and action in support of Indigenous land rematriation grounded in principles of food justice and Indigenous sovereignty.

Andrew Fitzel is majoring in cognitive science and  minoring in the environmental and climate humanities (EACH) at Carleton. He is co-president of Animal Rights Carleton (ARC) which is a student-run social group that advocates for a plant-based lifestyle. It also aims to educate about issues pertaining to animal rights and animal agriculture, as well as investigating their implications in terms of ethics, the climate crisis, and human health.

Heart City Farm, Matthew Mason-Phillips is one half of Heart City Farm along with co-founder Madeleine Maltby. They have been growing food in and around the city of Ottawa for the last decade and remain committed to sustainable agriculture, food security and local food culture.

Amanda Wilson is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Innovation at Saint Paul University. Her areas of research include food movements and carceral food systems, collective organizing, and enacting a politics of possibility.  She is a long-time community organizer in Ottawa, member of the Punch Up Collective, and President of the Board of the Social Innovation Atelier.


April 10
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Climate Commons Carleton
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Irene’s Pub
885 Bank St
Ottawa, ON
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(613) 230 4474
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