This session of "The Seas are Rising" features two experienced activists from the climate / environmental justice movements from Canada and Germany, respectively. They discuss what climate activism looks like from within the specificity of their two locations, asking what kinds of work can one do - or not - within university or local political institutions. What does climate justice look like in these two places and what has it come to mean/what work is to be done? The goal is to juxtapose the two activist worlds of Canada and Germany and to understand differences but also commonalities. This event will be largely discussion-based and organized around a practical imaginative exercise as well.
Amanda Harvey-Sanchez is a mixed-race Mexican-Canadian settler born and raised in Toronto, within the territory covered by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant. An organizer, researcher, and educator, Amanda works primarily at the intersection of applied anthropology and grassroots activism on creative solutions to the climate crisis. She has wide-ranging experiences carrying out community-based and justice-focused work in India, France, the US, and Canada. Amanda is currently pursuing a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology and Environmental Studies at the University of Toronto, where her research explores climate justice, social movements, and political economy/ecology in Canada. You can find her writing in Canadian Dimension, ricochet, rabble.ca, The Puritan and more, and follow her on twitter @amanda_hsanchez.
Frederike Oberheim has been involved in the climate justice movement Fridays for Future since the beginning of 2019. She has been active both locally in organising large demonstrations, developing demands and public relations, and at the national level, where she co-founded Students for Future, helped plan events and organised educational activities. Frederike also represents Fridays for Future in the Enquete Commission for a Climate Protection Strategy 2030 in the state of Bremen. In 2020, she was awarded Bremen's Woman of the Year for her commitment. She is currently studying Photo taken by Benedict Neugebauer for a Master's degree in Social Psychology in Amsterdam.
Please register for this lecture via email at seasriseprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de. Registration will be possible until November 15th, 8pm CET. A Link for the meeting will follow shortly after.