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    Shared Roots: Climate Change, Colonialism, and the Fight for Land Back

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    Event description

    Join us to hear from Palestinian Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh and other Indigenous and Global South speakers about the links between climate change, colonialism, and ecological destruction. Through an evening of panel discussion, poetry, art, and workshops, 'Shared Roots' will illustrate the links between environmentalism and Indigenous Peoples' movements, and the crucial role of decolonisation in protecting ecosystems and the communities that rely on them globally. 

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Our speakers:

    • Professor Qumsiyeh is a Palestinian scientists and teaches at the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability at Bethlehem University and Birzeit University. He is also the founder and director of the Palestine Museum of Natual History.
    • More speakers to be announced soon.

    Ticket pricing information:

    • FREE for Palestinian and First Nations peoples
    • For everyone else - options for $10 and $20 tickets. Please pay whatever you can as all proceeds will go towards covering the costs of organising this event

    Accessibility statement:

    • REQUEST TO ALL ATTENDEES: To protect immunocompromised people in our community, we strongly encourage bringing and wearing of masks. Some masks and hand sanitiser will be available. We ask that attendees avoid wearing heavy perfume to accommodate for people with sensitivities.

      VENUE INFO: The venue is wheelchair accessible; ramp at front entry and relatively flat side entry. There will be seats with enough room to move around them if using a wheelchair. Disabled bathroom on site.

      AUDITORY: Speakers will be at the front; please bring headphones or earplugs if you feel sound may be an issue.
      *** If you require an AUSLAN interpreter please contact us about it as soon as possible. ***

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