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18jun2:00 pm4:00 pmGreen Tease: Climate migration, culture and the role of storytellingThis Green Tease event is about climate-induced migration and the role of culture and art in achieving climate justiceSouth Side Community Centre, 117 Nicolson Street Newington EH8 9ER2:00 pm - 4:00 pm OrganiserCreative Carbon ScotlandEvent TypeClimate Action,Cultural, Arts & SocialThemeClimate Justice,Communication & Storytelling
This Green Tease event is about climate-induced migration and the role of culture and art in achieving climate justice. It takes place as a
This Green Tease event is about climate-induced migration and the role of culture and art in achieving climate justice. It takes place as a part of the Festival of Migration 2023.
At the event, you can learn about how climate change drives migration and displacement in Zambia and Bangladesh, and you can hear a talk by Rahmina Paullete, a climate activist who has experienced climate migration firsthand. Finally, you can meet the people behind the project, “Breaking the 4th Wall of Climate Migration”, who will speak about their work with digital storytelling in raising awareness about the devastating consequences of climate change on communities in the Horn of Africa in Scottish classrooms. Following the talks, there will be time for discussions and networking with the aim of exploring the links between the art, culture and climate sector in working on climate-related migration. It is free to participate.
Rahmina Paullete is a young climate activist, environmentalist, and wildlife conservationist from Kenya. She is also a climate migrant and will in a recorded talk share her personal story as well as the practical solutions she has initiated in her community.
Rahmina Paullete is the head campaigner for #LetLakeVictoriaBreatheAgain which advocates for the restoration of Lake Victoria. She is the founder of Kisumu Environmental Champions, and the lead activists for Fridays for the Future, a youth champion for Fossil Fuel Treaty, ambassador for Climate Clock, Sustainable Food System advocate at Food At Cop, and a climate change champion at Wangari Maathai Foundation. “
Dr Sennan D. Mattar is a Lecturer on Climate Justice at the Mary Robinson Centre for Climate Justice, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). His research focuses on climate migration, international development, and climate finance. Sennan will speak on how climate change drives migration and displacement, particularly to informal urban settlements, and the social injustices faced by those forced to leave their homes with examples from Zambia and Bangladesh.
a think tank dedicated to educational research and programming on the social causes and implications of the climate crisis.
This event is part of Festival of Migration arranged by Art27scotland. Art27 Scotland is an organisation of artists and activists that take their mission from Article 27 of the Declaration of Human Rights, which states that everyone has the right to participate in the culture of their community. As an art and human rights organisation, they centre the promotion of Dignity, Justice, and Peace through our cultural role in civic society, articulated through great art and great stories.
We want to remove barriers to participation in these events and are happy to make adjustments to prevent people from being excluded. Please inform us of accessibility requirements during the registration process or get in touch by email if you would like to provide more information or ask any questions. Please see our Safe Working Spaces Statement for more information.
If you have any questions about the event or want to know more, please get in touch with [email protected].
This event is taking place as part of Creative Carbon Scotland’s Green Tease event series, part of the culture/SHIFT programme.
(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
South Side Community Centre
117 Nicolson Street Newington EH8 9ER