27 Mar 2023 10:00 - 11:00 Online & Seminar room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

Description

Speakers

  • Aisha Khan
  • Gemma Sou
  • Adeeba Risha

Summary

Climate change disproportionally impacts regions in South Asia. We saw this during the past year with heatwaves, floods and cyclones battering already struggling communities in the region. What is not often talked about is the role of women in combating the causes and impacts of climate change, whether from within communities, in the field or in policymaking.

Aisha Khan is a climate change activist and the CEO of the Mountain and Glacier Protection Organization (MGPO), who has written about these issues, worked with women in these communities and has first-hand experience in the roles that women can, and need, to play to combat destructive impacts of climate change.

Gemma Sou and her collaborators have made a graphic novel based on the stories of people affected by climate change around the world. She is interested in how popular media such as graphic novels can be used to talk about these difficult and multi-plural issues and stories.

We want to share these freely accessible articles and works with the general public and sit down with their authors to raise awareness but also to generate useful and engaging discussion.


An event by the Women in the Field in South Asia research network at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH).

This event is part of the Cambridge Festival 2023.

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