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Unheard Voices: Sharing Experiences from the Frontline of Climate Change
May 7, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pmfree
About this event
The people who contribute least to climate change are often most impacted by environmental breakdown. In the fight for global climate justice, it’s these voices that need to be heard.
Join Extinction Rebellion York for an afternoon listening, understanding and discussion as we spotlight the unheard voices on the frontline of climate change. We’ll hear first-hand testimonies from people across the globe to understand the ethical implications of ecological collapse and explore global and local solutions.
Dorothy Guerrero, Head of Policy at Global Justice Now. Originally from the Philippines, she has worked with social movements and NGOs for 30 years, focusing on corporate accountability, climate change, migration, and economic justice.
Golam Rabbani, researcher and activist from southwest Bangladesh. He is currently completing a PhD exploring why people remain in conditions of environmental stress in Bangladesh.
Olalekan Adekola, senior lecturer in Geography at York St John University and expert on environment and development issues. He is involved in international collaborative research exploring climate adaptation.
Suzana Magalhaes, indigenous land issues researcher based in Amazonia, Brazil.
Diana Figueroa, Brazilian photographer and art curator. Her curation is focused on the study of Brazilian artists, natives or residents in the Amazon rain forest. In 2020 she moved to the UK, where she lives and works.
“Coffee”, the activist who stopped a supply train entering DRAX Power Station late last year.