Stirling Climate Festival

Stirling Climate Festival


When: 7:30 pm, October 10, 2021 to October 17, 2021
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Campaigns: Climate, Youth

Stirling Climate Festival
October 10 -17

Organised by members of Global Justice Stirling, one of our youth groups in Scotland, this will be a week of varied, educational and inspiring events in Stirling and online.

All welcome, whatever your age!

Three events in particular are being put on or supported by Global Justice Now:

The New Corporation: the unfortunately necessary sequel (in person)

What: film screening followed by audience discussion – in person only
When:  7pm, Wednesday 13 October
Where:  Stirling University students’ union

From the climate crisis to racial injustice and surging inequality, this punchy documentary from the makers of the much-acclaimed 2003 film The Corporation, lays bare the disturbing realities of big business’ desperation to achieve profit at any cost. Come and watch the film, then stay on for audience discussion and a chance to hear more about Global Justice Now’s campaigns to challenge the power of corporations and what we can all be doing in the run-up to the UN climate talks in Glasgow in November.

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Stop Silencing the Global South (online and in person)

What: international speaker and discussion – online and in person
When: 5pm, Thursday 14 October
Where:  Stirling University students’ union and online (zoom link will be sent when you register)

Azul Schvartzman a young climate activist with Unite For Climate Action from Argentina will be sharing the story of her struggle and the struggles of South American youth activists and grass roots groups who are trying to get to the UN climate talks here in the UK in November but keep hitting a brick wall. Funding, language barriers and visa requirements are all hard to get past and now the promised vaccines are not arriving in time for delegates from the Global South to get them before the climate talks.

When the eyes of the world are on Glasgow and people all over the world are trying to attend, Azul’s journey demonstrates not only the injustice of the UK government’s attitude to hosting the climate talks but how important it is for those who can get to the talks to do so and ensure our voices get heard.  Azul will be joined by Cameron Joshi from Global Justice Now’s youth network.

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Closing plenary of Stirling Climate Festival (in person)

What: speakers, poetry, musical theatre, calls to action – in person only
When:  7pm, Sunday 17 October
Where: Albert Halls, Stirling

This varied and inspiring evening event will round off the week-long festival. Come along to hear spoken word poetry from Charli Morachnick; performance from Stirling Musical Theatre; thoughts, ideas and actions for COP26; and rousing speeches, including from our director Nick Dearden.  There will also be a bar and ceilidh.

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For the full list of events throughout the week of the festival, click here

Photo credit: Liz Murray