03/06/2020, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
at Online, video conferencing, .
Birmingham’s Young People have taken the lead in climate action. Want to have your say?
What message do you want to send to Birmingham City Council?
This workshop will be centring the voices of young people aged under 25. Register to join the discussion, which will be recorded and fed directly to Birmingham’s Route to Zero Taskforce. Air your frustrations, and share your ideas!
Following a successful online gathering Our Cities & Climate, Footsteps is holding four online workshops to obtain local community and neighbourhood insights into the gathering’s main themes. This workshop will focus on:
Earth, Climate and Birmingham – the perspectives of young people
“We’ve realised that, to confront this injustice, we need to be active. We need to voice our views, loud and clear, be active and engage politically. We all must confront the injustice and hold our leaders to account.” – Anya Nanning Ramamurthy
This workshop will explore the idea of a just transition to net zero carbon, and the perspectives of young people who have been leading the call for meaningful change. We’ll begin with an introduction by Anya Nanning Ramamurthy (a young Quaker climate activist) which will then be thrown open to further contributions and discussion by participants.
The workshop will be feeding views and ideas from Birmingham’s communities into the City Council R20 Climate Emergency Taskforce. In particular, Footsteps would like to hear stories from young people and provide the Taskforce with a view from the grassroots of what is needed and examples of what is already working well.
The event will be recorded to help communicate to R20, and to build a resource on the Footsteps website.
Please register for the event: this workshop is open to older participants, but we will be centring the voices of young people aged under 25.
Image: ‘Floella’s Future’ flower display by Birmingham City Council: highlighting the need for action on climate change, at the Chelsea Flower Show 2019.
via Zoom video conferencing