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    Screening of "The First Wave" and discussion on citizen's movement building

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    The Rising Tide People's Blockade: A Story of Disruptive Climate Action

    Join us for a powerful event exploring the impact of large-scale climate activism!


    The Film

    The First Wave is a 20-minute documentary bringing you the story and atmosphere of Rising Tide's successful blockade of Newcastle coal port (the world's largest).

    Witness the movement: See firsthand how the event unfolded through footage captured over four days.

    Hear diverse voices: Interviews with organizers and participants offer unique perspectives on the action.


    The Discussion

    We'll go beyond the news coverage to explore the group's strategy and the reasons behind the positive public response.

    Personal experiences: Blockaders and arrestees will share their stories, offering a deeper understanding of the impact of disruptive protest.

    Collective action for change: We'll engage in a facilitated group discussion about how social movements can mobilize communities in support of a just transition to a greener future for Australia.


    This event is a must-attend for anyone who wants to:

    - Learn from successful climate activism strategies.

    - Gain a deeper understanding of the power of disruptive protest.

    - Explore how communities can mobilize for a sustainable future.

    Join us and be part of the conversation!


    The First Wave teaser trailer:


    Event Format:

    20-minute film screening

    40 minutes of facilitated discussion and Q&A


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