Main focus: Climate Change and mobility
Twitter handle: @realjaywalking
Languages: English, French, German
City: Berlin, Leipzig, Jena
Topics: hate speech, sociology, fake news, sustainable mobility, climate change, climate justice, strategy processes for communities and ngos, environmental justice
Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Interview
Willing to travel for an event.
Willing to talk for nonprofit.
Clara S. Thompson is a German-American author, climate activist, and community organizer. She co-founded the Wald Statt Asphalt (Forests instead of Asphalt) Alliance and was a spokesperson in a recent campaign to save the Dannenröder Forest from being cut down for a new highway project. She regularly writes for various newspapers such as Klimareporter, Al Jazeera, Frankfurter Rundschau and the progressive German Newspaper Neues Deutschland. A graduate in cultural studies from the University of Leipzig, she is currently enrolled in a post-graduate program in sociology at the University of Jena. Her current focus is on empowering people to organize within their communities and to work towards a mobility transition away from automobile dependence towards improved public transport.
Examples of previous talks / appearances:
Online-Talk der Schwarzkopf-Stiftung mit Carola Rackete
Aufzeichnung vom 28. Mai 2020This talk is in: German
Artikel vom 20. Januar 2022 auf Al Jazeera EnglishThis talk is in: English
Gemeinsamer Vortrag mit Sabine Leidig bei der Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung vom 08. April 22This talk is in: German