talks & debates

Violet Nights: Whose Earth Is it Anyway?

Part of Violet Nights

Solving the climate crisis is big business, but how can we all take part? Uncover potential routes of action at a panel talk.

Our speakers, Minnie Rahman, Farzana Khan and Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, share experiences of the fight for climate justice, explore solutions to tackle the crisis, and help us to understand how to build a more representative movement for change.

Although the crisis disproportionately affects those from disadvantaged social groups or less wealthy countries, the environmental movement often appears to be driven by people with privilege and resources.

It was widely reported that Kim and Kanye hired private firefighters to protect their $50 million mansion during the Californian wildfires, while electric cars and other resource-saving technologies remain unattainable to many in society.

Join a panel of speakers and experts including Minnie Rahman from the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants to ask whose environment is it anyway, and how do we all participate in one of the most important issues of our time?

Minnie Rahman works in public affairs for the JCWI and focuses on migrant rights and climate activism.

Farzana Khan is the creative and strategic director at Voices that Shake, an organisation bringing together young people, artists and campaigners to develop creative responses to social injustice.

Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah is a public health consultant specialising in asthma education and the impact of exposure to air pollution on health.

Shivani Dave is a broadcaster and journalist with a keen focus on environmental issues and social justice.

More speakers to be announced.

Dates & times

27 Feb 2020
Approximate run time: 120 mins
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Royal Festival Hall
Blue Room, Level 1


Free, but ticketed

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Age recommendation
For ages 18 – 30.

There is a limit of four tickets per transaction.

Related events
This event is part of our major group exhibition Among the Trees at Hayward Gallery, which explores our relationships with trees and forests.
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