september, 2020

16sep6:30 pm8:30 pmTIAA-Divest! Academic Zoominar with Bill McKibben

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A special event geared towards students, educators, campus faculty & staff!
Please RSVP here:
Many educators, non-profit workers and other public service employees aren’t aware that their pension funds ($11 billion dollars worth) and being invested in fossil fuels and deforestation agribusiness by an investment firm called TIAA. TIAA touts itself a leader in social responsibility, but the company’s actions prove otherwise.
To kick off the 2020 academic year, we’re inviting you to join the 2020 TIAA-Divest! Academic Zoominar with special guests Bill McKibben ( and Katelyn Kriesel (Divest NY) on September 16th at 6:30PM EDT.
This will be a busy, interactive session, where we’ll work together with participants to plan ways you can apply meaningful pressure to TIAA to divest from climate destruction. See our four key demands here.
Please register to save your spot for the TIAA Divest! Academic Zoominar on Sept. 16
Here’s a sneak peek at our agenda. We invite you to register yourself and a colleague/friend for a spot at our Zoominar!
Guest Speakers:
Bill McKibben, activist, prolific author and co-founder and Senior Advisor at on why it’s critical that TIAA stops investing in fossil fuels.
Katelyn Kriesel, financial advisor at Hansen’s Advisory Services and DivestNY member on divestment and Socially Responsible Investing.
Update on TIAA-Divest! – What we’re doing, the nasty stuff TIAA’s been doing and what we’ve learned from meeting directly with TIAA’s “Responsible Investment” team.
Breakout Sessions:
Students and other activists
Faculty and staff
Get Ready for Action – Take the ideas, plans and brainstorms that took root in the breakout sessions and begin planning for meaningful action this Fall and Winter.
We encourage anyone who cares about TIAA’s climate hypocrisy to register for the Zoominar but we particularly urge faculty, staff and students to join us on 9/16. RSVP here:
In Solidarity,
The TIAA-Divest! From Climate Destruction Team

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