March 18, 2015

Screenings of Poruma Island Erosion Protest video in 2015

4 April: “Climate Justice: balancing responsibility and impact”, presentation at the

Environmental Justice Symposium organised by the Australian Earth Laws Alliance, Griffith Uni, and the Environmental Defender’s Office Qld

16 & 23 July: “What about our Islands? A community forum on climate change in the Torres Strait”, State Library of Qld, during Black History Month

1 August: “Going Under: calls for justice from the frontlines of climate change”, seminar with ecumenical church group, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast

6 September: Climate Justice workshop, Good Samaritan Sisters, Brisbane

20 September: “We can’t walk on water: Torres Strait and Pacific Islanders responding to the challenges of climate change”, workshop at the National Climate Action Summit, QUT, Brisbane

16 September: Guest lecture by Aunty Rose Elu on “Communicating climate justice in the Torres Strait”, for a UQ undergraduate subject titled, “Communication & Social Change”
15 October: session on climate change in the Torres Strait with students in the ATSI study program, University of Queensland

13 November: “Climate justice: what does it mean for Pacific and Torres Strait Islanders?”, seminar during BrisCAN G20 People’s Summit

 

 

May 20, 2014

Supporting TSI communities

This month the Climate Frontlines collective met to reflect on the Torres Strait climate advocacy project. Starting in March last year, the project aimed to educate and mobilise support for climate change issues in the Torres Strait. This meeting was a good opportunity to reflect on the project’s achievements. Kate Morioka, from The Goodness Inc, and Uncle Thomas Sebasio, two of the key project team, both attended the meeting and were pleased with the project outcomes. The project involved two trips to the Torres Strait and four community forums.  The visits and the forums in Cairns and Thursday Island  provided good opportunities to build relationships with the Torres Strait community. The Climate Frontlines collective will meet again next month to plan the next stage of the project.  New members welcome!

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