Forum: The radical politics of Greta Thunberg

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 13:00
Kai 0434 197 464

Wednesday, 11 March, 1–2 PM @ Manning House, Meeting Room 1.

Greta Thunberg’s act of civil disobedience—her decision, on 20 August 2018, to sit outside Swedish parliament rather than go to school—began a youth-led global movement of millions of people protesting inaction on climate change and demanding a liveable future.

Thunberg’s actions—on the back of Extinction Rebellion’s mass civil disobedience and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recommendation to cap global warming at 1.5°C above preindustrial temperatures—is galvanizing millions of people and leading social and political change. She is criticising business as usual and calling for system change.

In this discussion, find out more about the politics of Greta Thunberg, her scientific and intellectual influences, and the critical movement she is building for the planet and its people.

Call Kai on 0434 197 464 for more information.