Peace, People and Power: social change from anti-Apartheid to the climate movement

Wednesday 5 August 2015 6.00 - 7.00pm

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Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium


Dr Kumi Naidoo in conversation with Amanda Tattersall


Co-presented with Sydney Ideas and the Sydney Democracy Network and in association with Greenpeace at the University of Sydney

Executive Director of Greenpeace International, Dr Kumi Naidoo has a confronting message for Australia: “The world is now moving on climate change and Australia is being left behind because the Abbott Government is in thrall to the fossil fuel industry”.

Born in South Africa, Dr Naidoo became involved in his country’s liberation struggle at the age of 15. In 1986, he was arrested, charged with violating the state of emergency regulations and was forced underground before fleeing to exile. He has deep and broad experience of democratic struggles for justice and sustainability across the world. Like Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dr Naidoo sees parallels between the struggle against Apartheid and the quest for climate justice. Dr Naidoo is a former Rhodes Scholar and holds a doctorate in political sociology.

Dr Naidoo will be in conversation with Amanda Tattersall, founding director of the Sydney Alliance.