On March 31, 2022, Siti Maimunah, a climate justice activist and scholar from Indonesia, spoke about reporting from COP26 and the relation between climate change and extractivism, focusing on how people across Indonesia are being affected by the so-called green energy transition. The talk is now available for viewing here:
The world is experiencing climate-induced catastrophes that are producing adverse impacts, not just on the environment, but also on people’s health and their livelihoods. At COP 26 in Glasgow, Scotland last November, climate justice activists, including Siti Maimunah, Vijay Prashad, Pablo Solón, Jonelle Tan and Patrick Bond, organized a People’s Tribunal against the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and governments for failing to take meaningful action to stop the climate crisis.
Siti Maimunah is a researcher and activist from Indonesia. She is a doctoral candidate focusing on feminist political ecology in Comparative Development and Cultural Studies at the University of Passau in Germany and a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow with the WEGO-ITN Network. Her research focuses on the resource frontier, ethnicity and gender in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. She is author of several books and articles about mining in Indonesia and is the former national coordinator of JATAM, a grassroots network supporting communities affected by mining in Indonesia.
This lecture is part of the Human Rights & the Media Lecture Series at St. Thomas University. The Atlantic Human Rights Centre, St. Thomas University’s Department of Human Rights, St. Thomas University’s Department of Journalism and Communications, the NB Media Co-op and RAVEN invite the public to the Human Rights & the Media Lecture Series. We will hear from scholars of the media and law, media makers and grassroots activists on how our media landscape is changing. We will hear about what they are doing to make this media landscape a more safe, just and equal space.
April 12 – Kaitlyn Layden, a disability rights advocate, on #AxetheHIP campaign and ending disability discrimination in social assistance and housing in New Brunswick.
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