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Climate Change Testimonies From Refugees

Climate Testimonies video-digital training
 

 
 
 
 
 

 

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Virtual Migrants, RICC and MRSN present
CLIMATE JUSTICE, SCIENCE AND REFUGEES
DEBATE AND DISCUSSION WITH MULTIMEDIA, FILM, MUSIC AND POETRY
Wednesday 27th October 2010, 5.30pm - 10pm
 
 
 
 
Two Free Events in one evening:
6pm  FILM SCREENING: "TAKING ROOT: THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI" (entry from 5.30pm)
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7.30pm  MAIN EVENT: CLIMATE CHANGE TESTIMONIES FROM REFUGEES - CONNECTING SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIAL DEBATES (entry from 7pm)
 
FREE ENTRY: booking requiredBook your place online: http://climatejusticesciencerefugees.eventbrite.com
 
at: International Anthony Burgess Foundation,
Chorlton Mill,  3 Cambridge St,  Manchester  M1 5BY
(10 mins walk from St Peters Square - walk down Hulme Street opposite the BBC on Oxford Road)
 
Food and refreshments will be available and served at 7pm.  Food is free to unwaged guests and sold at a low price to waged guests - all proceeds to the project.
 
MAIN EVENT:
CLIMATE CHANGE TESTIMONIES FROM REFUGEES:
CONNECTING SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIAL DEBATES

Time:  7.30pm - 10pm.  Entry and food/refreshments from 7pm.
Alarming numbers of people disbelieve scientific statements that climate change is man made, yet in the UK local members of refugee communities have recent personal experiences and observations able to testify to and critically discuss such environmental change.  Join with scientists, social scientists and community members in a multimedia debate-workshop chaired by Kooj Chuhan on the testimonial data from this pilot project compiled using creative participatory video, and explore their consequences for a future Manchester.
  The panel includes Nina Glick-Schiller (RICC), Ernesto Hernandez (Scientist), Jaya Graves (Southern Voices), alongside refugee, activist and other speakers...
The evening will finish with 'PASSENGER 8', a live music, poetry and multimedia performance using material from the project by Virtual Migrants artists Aidan Jolly (music), Kooj Chuhan (VJ), Tracey Zengeni (vocals), and Simon Murray (poetry/spoken word). 
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FREE ENTRY (booking required).
 
This event is preceded by:
FILM SCREENING:
"TAKING ROOT: THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI"
Time:  6pm - 7pm.  Entry from 5.30pm.
A film about the biologist turned environmental and political activist in Kenya, who went on to become the first environmentalist and also the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize (2004).  The first showing of this documentary in England outside London.
More about the film at www.takingrootfilm.com .  Read quote by Wangari Maathai below.
FREE ENTRY (booking required).

Book your place online - http://climatejusticesciencerefugees.eventbrite.com

a part of The Centre Cannot Hold project by Virtual Migrants, in collaboration with RICC and MRSN (Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures and Manchester Refugee Support Network) with support from the School of Environment and Development (Manchester University) and Community Arts North West / Exodus.  Financially supported by Manchester University and Manchester Beacon.  Manchester Science Festival event.


 

 

 

We have a worthwhile quote from Wangari Maathai as follows:

 

Wangari Maathai on Climate Change:
"Africa is the continent that will be hit hardest by climate change. Unpredictable rains and floods, prolonged droughts, subsequent crop failures and rapid desertification, among other signs of global warming, have in fact already begun to change the face of Africa.

The continent's poor and vulnerable will be particularly hit by the effects of rising temperatures and, in some parts of the continent, temperatures have been rising twice as fast as in the rest of the world.

In wealthy countries, the looming climate crisis is a matter of concern, as it will affect both the wellbeing of economies and people's lives. In Africa, however, a region that has hardly contributed to climate change, its greenhouse gas emissions are negligible when compared with the industrialized worlds; it will be a matter of life and death.

Therefore, Africa must not remain silent in the face of the realities of climate change and its causes. African leaders and civil society must be involved in global decision-making about how to address the climate crisis in ways that are both effective and equitable.

We have a responsibility to protect the rights of generations, of all species, that cannot speak for themselves today. The global challenge of climate change requires that we ask no less of our leaders, or ourselves."

PDF LEAFLETS TO DOWNLOAD FOR THIS EVENT:

There are two versions of PDF leaflets that you can download to print on to an A4 sheet - please choose:

1)  Full colour version of the A5 front and back printed design - looks great

2)  Simpler A4 leaflet on white background - uses less ink