Benefit for the communities of the Carteret Islands in PNG, being forced from their homes through rising sea levels.
ISLANDS RISING BENEFIT GIG THURS 19TH AT THE ESPY 8PM
Come join us for a great night down at the Espy in St Kilda with Tuvaluan born Lia Avene and many more acts from Pacific communities here in Melbourne, as we show to our Islander neighbours that when it counts, they can count on us!
Everyone knows about climate change and that sea levels are rising by the day; this is our way of showing that we understand that there are real people being affected by this and that we are ready to do everything we can to help.
The Carteret Islands community are among the world's first climate refugees. They are currently starting to re-locate from their small atolls 80 km north of Bougainville, PNG, due to rising sea levels. We have decided to lend a hand and pool our resources to let them know that WE CARE.
With a whole array of musical talent from the Pacific Islands community set to light up the stage in the Espy's beautiful Gershwin Room we now need you to come on down and light up the dance floor.
For more information on the Carteret Islands see www.tulelepeisa.org
Gershwin Room, Esplanade Hotel, 11 The Esplanade, St. Kilda
Further information: Friends of the Earth 9419 8700
Check out this short clip detailing the situation in the Carterets...