Fossil Free Europe Tour with Bill McKibben and guests – Birmingham
Thursday, 31 October 2013 from 19:00 to 22:00 (GMT)
Birmingham, United Kingdom
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
UPDATE: Doors will open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
UPDATE (27 Oct): We released a statement in solidarity with University of Birmingham strike.
UPDATE (23 Oct): To clarify: it is possible to purchase a ticket on the evening of the event at the venue itself. However, we strongly recommend booking in advance, for us to have a better idea of the numbers in attendance. Thank you.
UPDATE (22 Oct): Please notify us if you have any accessibility requirements. Email email@example.com.
Speakers for the evening include:
- Bill McKibben, author and co-founder of 350.org
- Alice Swift, student campaigner
- Giles Goddard, reverend canon of the Southwark diocese in London
This autumn, acclaimed author, activist, and co-founder of the international climate campaign 350.org – Bill McKibben – will lead the Fossil Free Europe Tour. As with previous sell-out tours in the USA and Australia, he will make the case for how the core business model of the fossil fuel industry is destroying our climate, and poses the greatest threat humanity has ever faced.
This won't be a typical lecture, but a multi-media experience that will help galvanise the movement. McKibben will bring together, on stage and on video, an impressive group of social movement leaders, organisers, climate scientists, and opinion leaders to make the case that divesting from fossil fuel companies is not just morally just, but ecologically and economically smart. He will do so in collaboration with local movement leaders and live musical performances from the ground-breaking artist Filastine. There will be video contributions from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and author Naomi Klein.
Tickets for this event are on a sliding scale. We recognize that not everyone has the same financial capacity, and being an active part of this movement comes in many forms. See the suggested donation amounts, and please pay whatever you feel you are able to. All seating is open. If you still can't afford the student/activist rate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see what we can do to make sure you can attend the event.
Doors will open at 6:30pm, with the programme starting prompty at 7pm. This event is presented by 350.org, People & Planet, Operation Noah, and The Guild of Students.
Please follow the detailed directions to The Great Hall.
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350.org is an international campaign against climate change. 350 parts per million is the safe concentration of carbon in the atmosphere.