Public Talk #2: Suzanne Dhaliwal | Wednesday 25 March 2020
Public Talk + Discussion, 7 – 8:30pm
Scottish Sculpture Workshop
1 Main Street,
Join climate justice campaigner and activist Suzanne Dhaliwal for the second Public Talk of 2020, sharing her work on indigenous rights and mining issues, and the role of culture in a movement to effect change.
As founder of the UK Tar Sands Network, Suzanne works in solidarity with the Indigenous Environmental network to campaign against UK corporations and financial institutions invested in the Alberta Tar Sands. Described as the world’s most destructive oil operation, the extraction of bitumen from tar sands for petroleum products is devastating for both the environment and the indigenous communities who have rights to the land.
In this talk, Suzanne will draw from her experience of climate justice struggles with indigenous and rural communities in the Arctic, Canada and Nigeria to highlight the interconnectedness of human and environmental exploitation. Addressing the systemic racism and colonial legacies inherent in the oppression of communities by corporate extraction of resources, and the climate justice movement itself, Suzanne will outline her fundamentals of creative action, grounded in anti-oppression principles.
Suzanne Dhaliwal is a climate justice activist working on indigenous rights and mining issues and was the founder of the UK Tar Sands Network, which works in solidarity with the Indigenous Environmental network to campaign against UK corporations and financial institutions invested in the Alberta Tar Sands. She has been connecting environmental justice struggles in the Arctic, Tar Sands and Nigeria specifically around Shell’s human rights violations. Since 2011 she has developed anti-oppression and creative action trainings to support the development of a creative inclusive environmental movement grounded in anti-oppression principles. She is currently a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths University and a visiting research fellow at the University of Brighton in climate justice & communications.
These events are free of charge and the talks are followed by simple meal and discussion in the SSW Communities Room. Everyone is welcome and no booking is required, but if coming in larger numbers please notify us ahead of the event: firstname.lastname@example.org/ (+44) 01464 861372.
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SSW’s Public Talk series 2020 is programmed in collaboration with the Town is the Garden at Deveron Projects in Huntly.