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New Populism - Learning to talk with people we disagree with

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New Populism - threat or opportunity?
Learning to talk with people we disagree with...

The last year has seen seismic political shocks in the form of the Brexit vote and Trump's election. But it has highlighted the vast range of opinions and view points within our society.

In the context of climate change, what does the rise in popularism mean for people committed to taking effective collective action to re-shape our society?

We will be joined by George Marshall (Climate Outreach), Sheila Menon (Reclaim the Power) and Kooj Chuhan (Metaceptive and Virtual Migrants) to discuss questions such as:

  • Could the new, right wing popularism fundamentally threaten a just transition to a new, low carbon society?
  • Is it an opportunity to form common cause with other, disenfranchised elements of society?
  • How can we relate with people who hold starkly divergent views from ourselves?


This event is part of Energise Festival, which is part of Carbon Co-op's Energise weekender featuring Energise open homes and more!


It will be proceeded by the Carbon Co-op AGM with complimentary food and drink - however, pre-booking is required for this: https://carboncoop-agm-2017.eventbrite.co.uk


George Marshall, Climate Outreach Information Network

George has 25 years experience working across the environmental spectrum – from local community groups to senior positions in Greenpeace and the Rainforest Foundation to consultancy work for governments and businesses. George writes widely on climate change issues including articles for The New Statesman, The Guardian, New Scientist and The Ecologist. He has written two books: Carbon Detox (Hamlyn Gaia, 2010) which addresses personal behaviour, and Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired To Ignore Climate Change (Bloomsbury US, 2014) ,written for a general public audience on the psychology of climate change.

Kooj Chuhan, Metaceptive and Virtual Migrants

Kooj is a digital media artist, film maker and creative producer. He creates digital art, film and media connecting with social justice, environment and diversity. His own work often explores migrant perspectives within historical, global and local contexts. He served on the board for FACT (Foundation for Arts & Creative Technology) and gained an award for pioneering digital arts work connecting refugees with climate change.
Kooj founded a number of groups and organisations including Virtual Migrants artists collective; he worked with eight museums and galleries on a major project about Manchester’s links with transatlantic slavery; he curated and managed ‘Footprint Modulation’ a major art exhibition across five venues in Durham exploring climate change and migration.

Sheila Menon, Reclaim The Power

Sheila is a filmaker and environmental and social activist. She has been involved in numerous environmental direct action campaigns including anti-fracking and anti-airport protests. She is passionate about diversity and privilege issues.

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