I am Greta Doco: Panel Discussion

 

Join Friends of the Earth Melbourne for a panel discussion about the documentary I am Greta, the story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Starting with her one-person school strike for climate action outside the Swedish Parliament, the film follows Greta—a shy student with Asperger’s—in her rise to prominence and her galvanising global impact as she sparks school strikes around the world and demands action from leaders.

We'll discuss the reasons why people feel the need to heroise one person in the climate movement, the struggles of facing climate change as a young person, First Nations environmental justice, the intersections of disability and climate, and co-operatives as one way support communities without destroying the planet.
Watch I Am Greta, streaming on DocPlay* from 14th November before the panel discussion on the 9th of December. www.docplay.com/home

*Sign up for one month of free streaming to watch the film, then unsubscribe at any time.

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Speakers:
  • Tishiko King is a proud Torres Strait Islander with strong connections to Masig and Badu Islands and is the Community Organiser at Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network.
  • Dr. Blanche Verlie is a climate change education researcher and practitioner at the University of Sydney.
  • As a worker-owner of the Redgum Cleaning Cooperative, Farida Iqbal removes filth from surfaces under the direction of no boss.
  • Shoi Sengupta is a Year 12 Student from Melbourne who has been involved with climate activism since 2019 and been a School Strike 4 Climate organiser for the last 6 months.
  • Anna Langford is a 22-year-old climate and union activist, currently at Friends of the Earth's Act on Climate collective.
  • Anja Homburg is the Communications and Engagement Coordinator at Disability Resources Centre.
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Accessibility:
This event will have computer-generated automatic closed captions. Please let us know if there are any other ways we can make this event more accessible for you.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please send an email to [email protected]rg.au to reserve a place. 

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This event will be held across the lands of First Nations people across so-called Australia. Always was, always will be aboriginal land.
WHEN
December 09, 2020 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
WHERE
Zoom
CONTACT
Claudia Gallois · · 0448 752 656
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