Invitation: Climate Activist and former President of Kiribati
speaking in Melbourne and Sydney
15 - 25 October 2018
Mr Anote Tong, climate warrior and former President of Kiribati will be meeting with politicians, talking to the media, conducting workshops and giving public talks in Melbourne and Sydney during October 2018.
In these stimulating talks, Anote Tong will describe vividly the challenges facing Kiribati, Australia’s responsibility to tackle the climate crisis, and his vision for a more just and sustainable future. He is renowned for his role in building awareness of the impacts of climate change in the Pacific, the leadership of front-line communities, and the urgent need for stronger action from the international community, notably Australia. He has played a critical role in the United Nations conferences on climate change, especially at COP 21 in Paris.
Here are the details of his public talks, including links to get tickets:
Launch of the film, Anote’s Ark followed by Q & A with Anote Tong
Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM ACMI, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne
Organised by Pacific Calling Partnership and Environmental film Festival, Australia
The film follows the endeavours of Kiribati’s then-President, Anote Tong, to bring international attention to the Pacific nation’s calls for action. With indomitable spirit, gentle strength and charm, the Kiribati people have become the face of climate change, imploring us to contemplate the crisis of rapidly submerging nations, and the associated impacts on cultural identity.
($20.00/ $17.50/ $16.50)
Booking and more details
Views from the climate frontline: An evening with Anote Tong
Monday 22 October, 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Basement Theatre, Melbourne School of Design Masson Road, Parkville, VIC
Organized by The Climate Reality Project, Oxfam Australia, Pacific Calling Partnership and Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute
Keynote presentater, Anote Tong, then a conversation between Tong and Celia McMichael, followed by audience Q&A
Booking and more details
Why island nations’ isolation on the climate change threat must end
Wednesday 24 October, 6-7.30pm
Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium, John Hopkins Drive, University of Sydney
Organized by Sydney Environment Institute and Pacific Calling Partnership
Meredith Burgmann, Patron of PCP will introduce Anote Tong
Anote Tong will make the keynote address and other panel members are:
- Professor Rosemary Lyster, the Professor of Climate and Environmental Law in the University of Sydney Law School.
- Dr Jennifer Newell, Manager of the East Pacific Collections at the Australian Museum.
- Chair: David Schlosberg, Professor of Environmental Politics University of Sydney, and author of Defining Environmental Justice.
Booking and more details (free event)
The Rising Seas: Climate Change and the Pacific
Thursday 25 October 2018, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Function Room of the Good Samaritan Congregational Centre, 2 Avenue Road Glebe, NSW
Organised by the Inter-Congregational Voice on Climate Change in the Pacific, The Edmund Rice Centre, Pacific Calling Partnership and Good Samaritan Sisters.
(free event but booking essential as refreshments will be provided)
Event will be MC’d by Geraldine Kearney sgs
Talk plus Q & A
Booking and more details https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-rising-seas-climate-change-and-the-pacific-tickets-50252262871?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing
Tel: Vincent at Edmund Rice Centre on 0413707271
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fair Treatment campaign - Alliance for Drug Law Reform
LONG WALK TO TREATMENT
Dubbo to Sydney, 19 October - 2 November 2018
The Long Walk is the primary activity of the Fair Treatment campaign before the NSW State election.
The intent is to have a multi-faceted action engaging the public, politicians and media through an intensive two-week campaign in late October 2018.
Uniting, the care agency of the Uniting Church in Australia has been given access to research that shows that there is an alarming gap across the entire Alcohol and Other Drug treatment space:
About 50% of people requiring AOD treatment in Australia - 200,000 people per year - can't access it, specifically and alarmingly:
- Women with children requiring treatment for drug dependencies
- Those living in rural locations, for whom distances to crucial treatment services are unfeasible.
Can you help as a WALKER on a stretch or join the SHORT MARCH to NSW Parliament House on 2 November to present the Open Letter?
Contact: Stafford Sanders, Uniting: 0412 070 194 or email@example.com
Radical Sydney Tours are LIVE!
Spread the word! Join Natalie on a tour of Radical Sydney’s past - raising funds for organising Sydney’s future!
Secret stories of civil society organising all over the city:
Carving our political space for women, the sparks of the Indigenous civil rights movement, the fight to save Sydney from demolition and more!
More information and booking here:
The booking platform is through Airbnb’s Not-for-Profit experiences.
All funds come directly to Sydney Alliance and support the organising work.
Great opportunity to show friends visiting Sydney a unique story!
Depending on the results of the trial for May and June 2018, these tours may become a permanent fixture.
Program for schools and colleges in Sydney, Wollongong and Melbourne
Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is offering an incursion program for schools in the Sydney and Melbourne metropolitan areas and Wollongong region.
Under the Face to Face program, a representative from RCOA and a speaker of refugee background present to students, teachers and other interested groups about the refugee experience. Refugee speakers share personal stories and give students the opportunity to learn about their experiences and their contributions to Australia. The presentations are linked to the school curriculum and cover who refugees are and where they come from, facts about refugees worldwide and in Australia, conditions faced by refugees overseas and Australia’s refugee policies. Incursions can be delivered as one-hour interactive presentations or two-hour workshops incorporating small group activities. The presentation package includes a comprehensive Resource Guide for teachers that contain links to lesson plans, follow-up activities and further reading. For more information, download our brochure.
What participants say about Face to Face
Thousands of students, parents and teachers have participated in our presentation sessions and workshops since it was launched in February 2014. Here is what secondary and primary school students said after participating in the Face to Face program:
I learned that refugees aren’t just faceless masses like the media portrays them, they are individuals and have stories.
When he explained his story and his perspective, I felt he gave us an understanding of his experiences and we were able to sympathise with him.
Final Year Student, Sydney University: Your session was the highlight of the semester.
Teacher: The delivery of facts and clarification of terms and the story the refugee told of his struggles and triumphs was very powerful.