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Leading the Charge: Climate Change, Disability and Storytelling

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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.

Featuring

Andy Jackson

Andy Jackson is a poet, essayist and creative writing teacher, and was awarded the inaugural Writing the Future of Health Fellowship with RMIT’s Health Tranformation Lab. He has featured at literary events and arts festivals in Ireland, India, the USA and across Australia, including Melbourne ... Read more

Lefa Singleton Norton

Lefa Singleton Norton is a writer and activist in the fields of feminism and disability. She has been a creative producer at Express Media, an award-winning producer of live performances, and appeared at festivals including the Melbourne Writers’ Festival, Emerging Writers’ Festival, National Yo... Read more

CB Mako

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

Carly Findlay OAM is a writer, speaker and appearance activist. She is the author of memoir Say Hello and the editor of Growing Up Disabled in Australia. She has been published in the ABC, the Guardian, the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, CNN and Vogue. ... Read more

Fiona Tuomy

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

Location

The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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