Leading the Charge: Climate Change, Disability and Storytelling
Climate change is hitting some of us harder than others. For people with disability, it brings a unique set of potential impacts and consequences, from shelter and news accessibility during extreme weather events to sustainable housing and migration restrictions.
In this conversation, our panellists will discuss inclusion and access in the context of the climate crisis. Is the global climate justice movement adequately attuned to the varying needs of people with disability?
How can disabled writers and artists use storytelling to re-centre climate change discussion and strategy? And how might people with disability be especially well equipped to lead discussions of – and find solutions to – questions of climate adaptation, access and resilience, for themselves and for everybody?
Can’t make it? This event will be live-streamed on this page. Sign up for reminders here.
Drinks available for purchase on the night.
Presented in partnership with The Other Film Festival & Arts Access Victoria with the support of City of Melbourne and Screen Australia.
This event will be Auslan interpreted and live-captioned.
Andy Jackson is a poet and creative writing teacher and mentor, was awarded the inaugural Writing the Future of Health Fellowship, and is a Writers Victoria Patron. He has featured at literary events and arts festivals in Ireland, India, the USA and across Australia, including Melbourne Writers Fest... Read more
Lefa Singleton Norton is a writer and creative producer. Her work centres on disability, feminism and motherhood.
CB Mako is a non-fiction, fiction, and fan-fiction writer. Winner of the Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition, shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards – QUT Digital Literature Award, the Overland Fair Australia Prize, and longlisted for the inaugural Liminal Fiction Prize, cubbi... Read more
Carly Findlay OAM is an award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist. Her first book, a memoir called Say Hello, was released in January 2019. Carly edited the anthology Growing Up Disabled in Australia with Black Inc Books. It’s in stores now. She writes on disability and appearance... Read more
Fiona Tuomy is an inclusive storytelling specialist – an award-winning screenwriter, director, producer and developer working across storytelling genres and platforms. A graduate of AFTRS, where she made a series of celebrated short films with fellow students including Samantha Lang, Tony McNamar... Read more
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