A climate of social action

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Presented by Sophie Handford; Colin Peacock; Dr Wokje Abrhamse; Professor Simon Keller; Jonathan Oosterman

Lectures, talks and seminars

Toitū te Ao—Sustainability Week

12 Sep 2019 6:00 pm to 12 Sep 2019 7:30 pm

Rutherford House Lecture Theatre 2, RHLT2

What does it take to be a good citizen? What are our moral duties? What is just activism? What is the media’s role? Panellists consider these and other issues.

As citizens—especially young ones—around the world increasingly express frustration at lack of progress on the climate crisis and other sustainability issues, Kia hāpai te tangata: me aha tātou kia rerekē ai/A climate of social action: What we can do to ensure change looks at how we can shift the status quo.

The panel brings together School Strike 4 Climate national co-ordinator Sophie Handford, RNZ National Mediawatch presenter Colin Peacock and Victoria University of Wellington social and behavioural psychologist Dr Wokje Abrhamse from the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Professor Simon Keller from the Philosophy programme, and Jonathan Oosterman from the School of Social and Cultural Studies, whose research focuses on ‘climate justice’ and ‘just transition’ responses to the crisis.

For more information contact: Guy Somerset