Virtual Migrants, RICC and MRSN present CLIMATE JUSTICE, SCIENCE AND REFUGEES DEBATE AND DISCUSSION WITH MULTIMEDIA, FILM, MUSIC AND POETRY

Wednesday 27th October 2010, 5.30pm – 10pm

climateJusticeScienceRefugees

Book online NOW at http://climatejusticesciencerefugees.eventbrite.com

Two Free Events in one evening:
6pm FILM SCREENING: “TAKING ROOT: THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI” (entry from 5.30pm)
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7.30pm MAIN EVENT: CLIMATE CHANGE TESTIMONIES FROM REFUGEES
– CONNECTING SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIAL DEBATES (entry from 7pm)

at: International Anthony Burgess Foundation,
Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge St, Manchester M1 5BY
(10 mins walk from St Peters Square – walk down Hulme Street opposite the BBC on Oxford Road)

FREE ENTRY: booking required – full details at www.virtualmigrants.com/events

Food and refreshments will be available and served at 7pm. Food is free to unwaged guests and sold at a low price to waged guests – all proceeds to the project.

MAIN EVENT:
CLIMATE CHANGE TESTIMONIES FROM REFUGEES:
CONNECTING SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIAL DEBATES
climateTestimonies
Time: 7.30pm – 10pm. Entry and food/refreshments from 7pm.
Alarming numbers of people disbelieve scientific statements that climate change is man made, yet in the UK local members of refugee communities have recent personal experiences and observations able to testify to and critically discuss such environmental change. Join with scientists, social scientists and community members in a multimedia debate-workshop chaired by Kooj Chuhan on the testimonial data from this pilot project compiled using creative participatory video, and explore their consequences for a future Manchester. The panel includes Nina Glick-Schiller (RICC), Ernesto Hernandez (Scientist), Jaya Graves (Southern Voices), alongside refugee, activist and other speakers…
The evening will finish with ‘PASSENGER 8’, a live music, poetry and multimedia performance using material from the project by Virtual Migrants artists Aidan Jolly (music), Kooj Chuhan (VJ), Tracey Zengeni (vocals), and Simon Murray (poetry/spoken word).
FREE ENTRY (booking required).

This event is preceded by:
FILM SCREENING:
“TAKING ROOT: THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI”
wangariMaathai
Time: 6pm – 7pm. Entry from 5.30pm.
A film about the biologist turned environmental and political activist in Kenya, who went on to become the first environmentalist and also the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize (2004). The first showing of this documentary in England outside London.
FREE ENTRY (booking required).

Full details and bookings at www.virtualmigrants.com/events

a part of The Centre Cannot Hold project by Virtual Migrants, in collaboration with RICC and MRSN (Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures and Manchester Refugee Support Network) with support from the School of Environment and Development (Manchester University) and Community Arts North West / Exodus. Financially supported by Manchester University and Manchester Beacon.
A Manchester Science Festival event.