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The global story of climate change: from slavery to now

Date
Sun 22.09.19
Timings
11am – 12:30pm

Colonialism reconfigured the world economy through slavery and exploitation and imposed an extractivist control over nature. Ecocide and ethnocide mark the colonial story. Find out how the impacts are visible today as the poorest - who have the lightest climate damage footprint - are suffering first and worst from climate impacts.

Speakers

Asad Rehman is Executive Director of War on Want

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Nathan Thanki is an organizer with the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice and part of the Framing Climate Justice network.

Katie is co-executive director of The Leap, an organization working to confront the intersecting crises of our time: climate change, racism and inequality. Katie was also one of the main organizers behind the Leap Manifesto. Prior to joining The Leap, she co-produced Avi Lewis' film "This Changes Everything"

Layla is a member of The Working Group on Food Sovereignty in Tunisia, which is part of a regional network of social movements and farmers organisations working on the right to food and for the end of the corporate exploitation of agriculture

Harpreet Kaur Paul is a Policy & Campaigns Researcher and Strategist. She qualified as a solicitor (England & Wales) in 2010 and then went on to work at REDRESS (on anti-torture litigation), Amnesty International (as the Deputy Representative to the UN in New York) and People & Planet (as a Director leading student mobilising and campaigning on climate change, workers' rights and migrants' rights). Earlier this year, she wrote the report Market solutions to help climate victims fail human rights test for ActionAid.

Tatiana Garavito is a migrant’s rights organiser/activist. Former director of the Latin American Women’s Service (LAWRS) and IRMO, two human rights organisations supporting the Latin American community in London. Tatiana currently works for Quakers in Britain as a racial justice activist, organiser, and Sanctuary Everywhere Programme Manager. She is also a member of the Wretched of the Earth collective.

Raki Ap is the international spokesperson for the Free West Papua campaign, which exists to alert the world to the ongoing genocide in West Papua, which is under Indonesian military occupation

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War on Want is an anti-poverty charity based in London.

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