Social and Climate Tipping Points for Tooting Panel Discussion 7:30-9:30pm on 18th October All Saints Church, Brudenell Road, Tooting SW17 8DQ
Everyone is invited to includes a panel discussion about social and climate tipping points for Tooting as part of the Festival of the Dead (see BATCA email on 12th October and bitly.ws/uYYT).
The organisers write:
“ What has a panel discussion about social and climate tipping points got to do with a Festival of the Dead? It’s a matter of life and death.
This is a Tooting focused, expert panel discussion looking at what is going right and what is going wrong, and what we could do together in Tooting to build social tipping points for change. Following brief presentations, we will spend the remainder of the session in fluid groups where you can ask questions of the speakers and share your thoughts, fears and hopes.
Lucy Neal is a writer and theatre maker. Co-founder of the London International Festival of Theatre (1981-2005) and Culture Declares Emergency (2019 -) she has been active in the Transition movement since 2008. Andrew Simms, Andrew Simms is an author, political economist and campaigner. Malik Gul, Director of the Wandsworth Empowerment Network. Hazel Norman is Chief Executive of The British Ecological Society, the oldest ecological society in the world. Kemi Akinola is Deputy Leader of Wandsworth Council and Councillor for Tooting Broadway. A food activist and social entrepreneur, Kemi campaigns for good food access and social equality. Judi Gasser is Cabinet Member for the Environment and Councillor for Furzedown Ward. Judi served as a local councillor for Furzedown ward from 2006-2010 and again from 2018-present.
Thanks to Transition Town Tooting and All Saints Church for supporting this event.
What is the Festival of the Dead?
It’s a community festival that asks us to celebrate the lives we have with death all around. Over nearly 3 weeks we present talks, a film screening, Death Cafes, and creative workshops for adults and for children. Our Festival culminates in a Day of the Dead style parade on Tooting Common, October 30, beginning at the pond at 4:45 (sunset) and ending at the Woodfield Pavilion. For further details see Instagram or Facebook or this link bitly.ws/uYYT