Actress and activist Jane Fonda talks about inspiration for fighting climate change during a talk at Georgetown.
Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda said young activists have inspired her “Fire Drill Fridays” protests and continued fight against climate change during a Jan. 7 conversation at Georgetown.
Fonda said young people – such as environmental activist Greta Thunberg, Time magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year, and the students who join her during weekly protests at the U.S. Capitol – are making a difference.
“To fight the climate crisis, we need to rapidly transform our economy and our society,” Chatfield said. “This is a daunting task, but I’ve known Georgetown students to be brilliant passionate and unafraid of challenge.”
Fonda last visited Georgetown in 2017 for a conversation about combatting low wages at an event sponsored by the Kalmanovitz Initiative’s WILL Empower project.
“One of the most important aspects of Jane Fonda’s activism is that she has continuously drawn attention to the connection between climate justice and workers’ rights, between socially unjust and unsustainable economic practices on the one hand and destructive and environmentally unsustainable practices on the other,” said Joseph McCartin, executive director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative. “