Brisbane/Meanjin Program

Detailed program

Friday

Plenaries & Keynotes

Plenary: What does Climate Justice in Australia look like?
First Nations activists on land rights + protecting Country.
Host: Amy Gordon
Ebony Pierik - Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network,
Mietta Skuthorpe-Spearim
Plenary: What's next for the Youth Climate Movement
Panel discussion with some of Australia's leading youth climate organisations.
Hosted by Varsha Yajman - SAPNA
Discussion with Grace Vegesana - AYCC, Natasha Abhayawickrama - School Strike 4 Climate, Jas Walker - Tomorrow Movement, Tiahni Adamson - Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network
Keynote: Our Moment
Where is the climate justice movement is at, and what is the moment we are in .
Keynote: Our Time
How we win.
Mietta Skuthorpe-Spearim

Workshops & Panels

Panel discussion: How do we create a more just economic system?
Hear from industry experts on how we reimagine our economic system in the face of climate impacts and multiple crises across the globe.
Host: Jas Walker - Tomorrow Movement
Panelists: Tim Buckley - Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Gabie Bond - Modern Money Lab, Angela Heck - Next Economy
Panel: Creativity in social change
Hear from activists about how and why they use their creative practices to speak to the issues they care about
Host: Phoebe McIlwraith
Panelists: Lil Longman - Artist, AYCC & Tomorrow Movement
Judy Kuo - Artist, Dan Sherrell - Author
Panel discussion: How do we achieve intersectional climate justice?
A discussion about how we make sure our solutions to the climate crisis don't leave the most marginalised in our communities behind.
Host: Kaz - GetUp! Lead Organiser;
Sye Hodgman - QNWU First Nations lead, Daele O’Connor - UWU
Workshop: Getting involved in politics!
Ever wanted to get more involved in politics? Ever wanted to run as a candidate? Or have a friend who would make a great MP/councillor/mayor?! Come and find out how to actually run a winning election campaign and the critical role that young people play in changing our political system at all levels.
Hosted by Ed Krutsch, Claire, April - Run For It
Workshop: Theories of Change
Create an understanding of how we create change, and how to identify your own theory of change and role in a social movement.
Workshop: Digital identities for climate justice
This workshop with Western Sydney University's 21C Curriculum Project explores how you can use social media for climate justice. You will consider how your digital identities and practices can shift for greater influence and action in the climate movement.
Jenna Condie - Western Sydney University
Lessons from the Zero Carbon Act: translating people power into policy wins
Hear from New Zealand activist Adam Currie about how young people won the Zero Carbon Act, and engage with other campaign examples, hard failures, and quirky tactics that can be used in your own campaign.
Workshop: Climate and disability justice - the importance of access & accessibility
An introduction to what accessibility is all about - written by young disabled activists in our movement. Learn about what ableism is, how we can begin to dismantle this in our movement(s), and how we make the youth climate movement more accessible for all
Ollie Conti & Brendon Donohue - AYCC Disability Support Network
Workshop: Using TikTok to organise for worker power
Learn how to create TikToks that harness worker power and fight for change (and make some TikToks in the process).
Workshop:  Organising Creative Escalated Actions
Learn how to organise creative and escalatory actions for maximum impact!
Bella Todd - Greenpeace Australia Pacific
Workshop: Climate Justice 101
Get the basics on what it means to fight for climate justice and deepen your understanding of how climate change is an intersectional justice issue.
Matilda Evans - AYCC Training Team

Saturday

Plenaries & Keynotes

Plenary: What will it take to end gas
Hear about why the fight against gas is so urgent and how you can join the fight against the biggest fossil fuel projects across the continent.
Boe Spearim - Gamilaraay and Kooma man, Larissa Baldwin- GetUp!
Plenary: Imagining a future where our communities are powerful
Visions for the future -- how do we imagine a future where our communities are powerful?
India Logan-Riley- Action Station Aotearoa, Bayvick Lawrence
Keynote: Our Future
Visions for the future -- how do we imagine a future where our communities are powerful?
Keynote: Our Fight
What we're fighting for.
Keynote: Our Role
There's a role for everyone - how can you step up?
Alex Fuller- Australian Youth Climate Coalition

Workshops & Panels

Panel discussion: Legal action for climate justice
Hear from the young people who are leading legal fights for climate justice across the country about their cases & what's next
Hosted by Monique Jeffs- Youth Verdict
Discussion with Murrawah Johnson - Youth Verdict, Mark McVeigh, Varsha Yajman - Equity Generation Paralegal from Sharma v Minister, Ava Princi
Panel: community-built resilience + community-led resistance
Stories from those from frontline communities impacted by climate on this continent
Panel discussion: What the heck is fracking + how to talk about gas
Unsure what is so bad about gas anyway? Not quite across what fracking means? Or just want to know how to talk about this with people? Come hear campaigners and communications experts talk about the impacts of fracking, and how you can communicate this with others.
Ellie Smith - Lock the Gate, Ben - Sunrise Project
Panel: Jobs and climate justice in impacted communities
How we look after jobs while transitioning away from fossil fuels
Host: Jordan Rowand
Panelists: Jaclyn McCosker- Australian Conservation Foundation, Peter Ong - Electrical Trades Union, Emily Kain - QCA
Launch: Townsville Listening Campaign
Launching AYCC's community-led solutions campaign and how folks from Townsville can get involved
Claire Doherty and Amaya Hytch- Australian Youth Climate Coalition
Launch: People of Colour Climate Network
Launching the People of Colour Climate Network (POCCN)
Grace Vegesana - Australian Youth Climate Coalition
Reflections: How organising built support for progressive politics across Brisbane
Hear from three young Greens organisers from the Brisbane, Griffith and Ryan election campaigns on how they built and won community support across Brisbane
Mel McAuliffe, Esther Vale, Nathan Hunter - Queensland Greens
Waves of change workshop: How to build power in your community and inspire others to action
Learn how to effectively recruit and organise volunteers to build community power in this practical workshop run by New Zealand organiser Adam Currie.
Workshop: Campaigning 101
Get introduced to the basics of campaigning - what makes up a campaign, how to pick your targets and plan out effective tactics, and how to work with others on it.
Kaz Uy
Workshop: Effective messaging and framing
Come to this communications masterclass to learn some tips and tricks for communicating your values.
Alex Fuller- Australian Youth Climate Coalition, Nick Moriatis
Workshop: Localising National Campaigns
Want to know how to make a large campaign plan work for your local area? Come along to this workshop with Nature Conservation Council’s Organising Director, Ed Mortimer, to learn some practical skills for tackling big issues at a local level.
Ed Mortimer - Nature Conservation Council NSW
Workshop: Artivism
Join this hands-on workshop with activist artists Judy Kuo and Lil Longman to learn about the important role of art in protest and social movements, and to make some props, placards, and banners for the action tomorrow
Workshop: Building resilience + sustainable activism
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Amanda Chong - Amnesty International