What's on: Tackling climate change: Why you're more powerful than you think
Seasoned campaigners debate climate change advocacy, community engagement and government action.
- Event Type:
- Special event
- 27 September 2018
- 06.00 PM to 07.30 PM
- Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum
- $16 Member, $20 Adult, $18 Concession (includes a welcome drink)
Trying to make an impact on an issue as overwhelming as climate change can often feel daunting and futile. Be empowered and learn how you can get involved in this galvanising forum featuring two passionate climate warriors. Seasoned campaigner and author Anna Rose and Joseph Zane Sikulu, 350.org's Pacific Campaigner, share their frontline experiences in climate change advocacy, community engagement and government action.
Bring your questions about effecting climate change on a micro and macro level!
Recommended for adults and youth aged 13 and up.
6:00pm - Doors open | complimentary drinks & snacks.
6:30pm - Talk starts, followed by Q&A
This event is part of Oceania Rising: Climate Change in Our Region, a program of events and activations in collaboration with the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Blacktown Arts focusing on climate change advocacy. See the full program here.
About Anna Rose
Anna Rose is author of Madlands: A Journey to Change the Mind of a Climate Sceptic and co-star of ABC documentary I Can Change Your Mind on Climate Change. Anna previously convened the Vice-Chancellor’s course in Leadership & Influence at the Australian National University. She is both a former Churchill Fellow and former Myer Foundation Innovation Fellow, and a recipient of the Sierra Club’s Earthcare award for her services to international environmental protection. Anna was the Australian Geographic Society’s Conservationist of the Year 2015 and a finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards the same year. Anna ran Earth Hour with WWF-Australia and co-founded the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. She is currently strategic projects officer at Farmers for Climate Action.
About Joseph Zane Sikulu
Joseph’s family home is on Tongatapu, the main island of Tonga. His understanding of climate justice and climate change action emerged from the fundamental imperative to protect his family and home. As 350.org’s Pacific Campaigner, he brings the international organisation’s aims of channelling money away from dirty energy, building a powerful, diverse movement, supporting people and communities to participate in peaceful resistance and confront fossil fuel projects with the climate impacts, to the Pacific context.
Advance bookings essential. Discounts available for Pacific community members.
This forum is part of the Oceania Rising: Climate Change in our Region Program.