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The Offer: From Eco-Anxiety to Action with Culture Declares Emergency
10:00 am – 11:30 am
On Friday 8 March, Culture Declares Emergency South East Coastal Hub are holding an online event exploring how to overcome eco-anxiety and activate your power to fight for climate justice.
The Offer is inspired by the question: “What is enough?” – enough money, enough stuff, enough time, enough impact. This question, and others that flow from it, can be overwhelming and debilitating, creating a block to taking action. In this session we will hear from two guest speakers who have faced this block and found a way through.
Perpetua Kirby is a Lecturer in Childhood & Youth in the School of Education and Social Work. Her research interests are children and people’s rights, participation and agency. She writes about education for sustainability and teaching for climate change.
Maggie Scott is s a Hastings-based textile artist making work that explores themes such as colonialism and fast fashion. Scott’s focus on fast fashion and climate justice spotlights the consequences for the Global South of the Global North’s addiction to cheap clothing.
After their presentations there will be time for questions and a discussion.
From Eco-Anxiety to Action is the focus of the first ever South East Cultural Assembly which will take place on Monday 22 April – save the date – at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex. The Offer is an initial invitation to explore the themes of the assembly to allow your voices to shape the enquiry.
The Offer is a free online event that will take place over Zoom. Please email if you have any questions or accessibility needs.
Image credit: From the CDE Wharfdale & Airedale hub 2023 exhibition ‘Dear Earth’
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