Climate Sisters

22sep(sep 22)10:00 am29(sep 29)4:00 pmClimate SistersLocal Women of the World exhibitionThe Greyfriars Charteris Centre,, 138 The Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9RR. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (29) OrganiserLearning for Sustainability ScotlandEvent TypeClimate Action,Cultural, Arts & SocialThemeClimate Justice,Community,Energy & Renewables,Family Friendly,Feminism,Food & Agriculture,Migrant Justice,Nature & Biodiversity,Racial Justice

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Climate change is an issue that impacts us all – ecologically, socially and economically. Women from marginalised and diverse
communities are, however, often the first to be impacted by social injustices, and more often than not, their voices are the last to be heard.

The Climate Sisters are a group of thirteen women which formed in 2020 during a climate leadership course where, through discussion and collaboration, they each developed creative responses to aspects of climate justice and other sustainability
issues they cared about. These women want their voices to be heard and want policy makers to know that climate change is a real issue which needs urgent action.

Through the Women’s Environmental Network (WEN), the project gained support from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, Care International and Action Aid UK. Additionally, the University of Glasgow provided mentors to help the women to develop and create their ideas, and the University of Edinburgh documented the project in conversation with young people from SCOREscotland through two films; bringing their collective stories into the ‘Learning for a Sustainable Future’ series of MOOCs  (Massive Open Online Courses). These collaborations enabled the women to develop their varied ideas, make them a reality and share them widely.

From 22 – 29 September, the exhibition –  which includes poetry, music, podcasts, sculptures, paintings, jewellery, filmmaking, fashion and photography – will be open, free of charge, at the Greyfriars Charteris Centre, 138 The Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9RR. The exhibition will be open from 10:00
until 16:00 daily*

We warmly invite you to enjoy these thought-provoking pieces and engage with these exciting new perspectives on this most vital of issues

 

 

Organiser

Learning for Sustainability Scotland

[email protected] 1.17 Charteris Land Moray House School of Education and Sport University of Edinburgh Holyrood Road Edinburgh EH8 8 AQ

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