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Kitchen Table Climate Change
Code: 39  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism
Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Anna Rose, Simon Sheikh (facilitator)
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Climate change gets personal with this peek inside the marriage of two climate change activists. Anna Rose, co-founder and Chair of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, speaks with her husband Simon Sheikh, National Director of GetUp! about her recent book Madlands: A Journey to Change a Mind of a Climate Sceptic. What do they talk about when the cameras are off? What motivates them? And what will it take for Australia to move past climate change denialism and come to grips with the reality we face?

Anna Rose (Australian)

Anna Rose is co-founder and chair of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and a former joint Environment Minister’s Young Environmentalist of the Year. Her most recent book is Madlands: A journey into the climate fight. She has also co-authored the book Future by Us, is a fellow of the International Youth Foundation and was named by The Sydney Morning Herald as one of Sydney’s 100 Most Influential People.

Simon Sheikh (Australian)

Simon Sheikh studied economics at the University of New South Wales, which led him to the NSW Treasury department. He represented Australia at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Uganda in 2007 as Australia’s commonwealth youth representative. He was named the NSW Young Professional of the Year in the same year. In 2008 he left Treasury and went on to assume the role of national director of GetUp!.