Why we need economic justice for climate justice – and how can we make the leap?

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Sheffield Climate Alliance is hosting this event as part of the Festival of Debate – we invite all those concerned for social and economic justice to join a conversation about why climate justice means creating a fairer world. We’ve been inspired by the Leap Manifesto from Canada, which centres on “redressing terrible wrongs done to indigenous peoples; radically reducing economic, racial and gender inequalities; eliminating legal double standards for immigrant workers; and creating a whole lot of stable, well-paying jobs.” Book here on Eventbrite.

To help us understand the challenge for our movement, we’ll be joined by insightful and provocative speakers including:

  • Shahida Siddique, CEO of Faithstar, a values-based enterprise working to benefit society, especially the marginalised and poor
  • Sarah-Jayne Clifton, an Economic Justice Campaigner with the Jubilee Debt Campaign
  • Philip Pearson, a trade unionist campaigning for Just Transition for workers and communities 
  • plus one more speaker to be announced, and a team of ‘listeners’ from different perspectives

We’ll have an action-focused, participatory debate that connects our many concerns. Please join us!

There will be refreshments and stalls available from 6.30pm and the meeting will commence at 7pm.