NATURE AIN’T A LUXURY – Why Young Black & Brown People feel alienated from Nature in the UK & the West Presented by Artist & Musician Louis VI @ COP26

NATURE AIN’T A LUXURY – Why Young Black & Brown People feel alienated from Nature in the UK & the West Presented by Artist & Musician Louis VI @ COP26

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 4.30pm

Expect a mixture of live music, film from Louis himself, talks, a diverse interactive panel of brilliant young POC Experts & Climate Activists exploring why people of colour in the UK & the West have been purposefully alienated & disconnected from the Natural world & what we’re doing about it.

Through music & film and discussion we will explore the delicate balance between destruction and harmony of humans with nature from a British Black, Brown & People of Colour perspective & how we can learn from the past to move forward. Curated by Louis VI a young mixed race musician from London, Zoology Graduate, film maker & presenter & quickly becoming known as a strong voice Climate Activism from a diaspora perspective after his Father's ancestral island of Dominica was hit by Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Expect an open & exciting 90mins on what the young generation desperately feel needs to happen at COP26 and for Climate Change around the world with an emphasis on possibility, race, accountability & science

The Panel will include the incredible activists:

Nadeem Perera, (Flock Together) - A birdwatcher, who lends his 13 years of expertise to Flock Together, a birding watching group combating the underrepresentation of POC in nature. He has hit the seas with Greenpeace UK and works closely with underprivileged youth, showing them the benefits of nature. @birdnerdeem

Dr Mya-Rose Craig (Birdgirl) Environmentalist, climate and race activist @birdgirluk

Dominique Palmer, climate justice activist and student, an organiser in Fridays for Future, the global youth movement for climate action (@domipalmer)

Sumak Helena Gualinga, (Polluters Out & Tandari) Indigenous Environmental & Human rights Activist powerhouse from the Kichwa Sarayaku community in Ecuador, highlighting Indigenous and Environmental plights in the Amazon @helenagualinga

Chris Hines MBE Hon.D.Sc. (A Grain Of Sand & co-founder of Surfers Against Sewage), Environmental critic, Sustainability director at Eden Project, Environmental Activist and campaigner for over 30 years.

As well as Louis J. Butler (Louis VI) himself, Musician, Environmental Activist & Filmmaker, Zoologist & Nature geek (@itslouisvi)

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