Banter: An Evening With the Climate Wise Women
It’s Banter time again and our next one promises to be quite a night with a visit from the Climate Wise Women on Monday next, April 11, at the Twisted Pepper, Dublin. CWW is a global initiative to promote women’s …
CWW is a global initiative to promote women’s leadership on climate change and to give a human face and voice to this issue. It features women leaders from regions and communities directly affected by climate change going around the world and talking about their experiences. In 2010, Climate Wise Women spoke at 16 different events in North America and in April 2011, they will visit Dublin, London and Hamburg.
The CWW visiting Dublin are Constance Okollet, chairperson of the Osukuru United Women’s Network from Tororo in Eastern Uganda, and Ursula Rakova, executive director of Tulele Peisa, an organisation seeking to voluntarily relocate 1,700 Carteret Islanders, whose islands and food supply are rapidly eroding, to mainland Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.
The more I hear about what Constance and Ursula have been up to and what they’re doing in their respective communities, the more impressed I am. While that debate on whether climate change actually exists is going on in the western world, communities worldwide are counting on Climate Wise Women like these two to find solutions and provide leadership. What they have to say should be important to anyone interested in the topic – unseated Green Party TDs, ministers and councillors and their advisors are especially welcome to attend.
An Evening With the Climate Wise Women will feature Constance and Ursula along with Gavin Harte and myself. Doors open at 7.30pm and the discussion will get underway at 8pm-ish, followed by questions from the audience. More details here and you can sign up for the invite list here).
The following day (April 12), Constance and Ursula will take part in a panel discussion on “Women Leaders on Climate Justice – a Grassroots Perspective” at the Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College Dublin along with Mary Robinson and others. This event is co-sponsored by the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice and Oxfam Ireland.
What the hell is Banter?: Banter is a series of informal discussions on all manner of stuff which kicked off in July 2009. Events are chaired by me and Banter is presented by Bodytonic Music. Full information on past Banters here.