Festival of Ideas: Mary Robinson (Free)

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Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building

University of Bristol

Queen's Road

BS8 1RJ

United Kingdom

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Mary Robinson
Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience and the Fight for a Sustainable Future

Fri 30 November, 19:00-20:30
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building
Free, but booking required. Booking opens 09:00 on Mon 15 October.

Holding her first grandchild in her arms in 2003, Mary Robinson was struck by the uncertainty of the world he had been born into. Before his fiftieth birthday, he would share the planet with more than nine billion people – people battling for food, water and shelter in an increasingly volatile climate. The faceless, shadowy menace of climate change had become, in an instant, deeply personal.

Mary Robinson’s mission would lead her all over the world, from Malawi to Mongolia, and to a heartening revelation: that the agents of change in the battle for climate justice at grassroots level were women, many of them mothers and grandmothers like herself. From Sharon Hanshaw, the Mississippi matriarch whose campaign began in her East Biloxi hair salon and culminated in her speaking at the United Nations, to Constance Okollet, a small farmer who transformed the fortunes of her ailing community in rural Uganda, Robinson met with ordinary people whose resilience and ingenuity had already unlocked extraordinary change. Now she offers a stirring manifesto on one of the most pressing humanitarian issues of our time, and a lucid, affirmative and well-argued case for hope.

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Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building

University of Bristol

Queen's Road

BS8 1RJ

United Kingdom

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Contact the organiser to request a refund.

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