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Climate change, environment and militarism: book now for WILPF’s Autumn Seminar on 14 November

How do these topics affect our lives, particularly when together? Why is that intersection important?

WILPF UK’s autumn seminar will explore these questions, with an afternoon of workshops designed to share ideas about potential political action and how we can accelerate positive change, in each of these areas and together.

  • Saturday, 14 November, 10.30 – 4.30
  • Crofton Halls, York Rise, Orpington, BR6 8PR
  • 5 minute walk from Orpington Station
  • 30 minutes by train from Charing Cross, Waterloo East, Victoria or London Bridge
  • Parking available

Environmental damages such as pollution of air, water and land; unregulated plunder of natural resources and the negative impacts of mass population movements on the environment are often common in times of war and are in many cases only reversible in the long term.

For us, a just, fair and sustainable way of living will not be possible without a radical transformation of society. We have to transform the idea that “security equals military might” to “security equals wellbeing of every human being, in a society based on universal human rights, justice, peace and respect for the natural world upon which we depend.”

We are pleased to welcome Margrethe Tingstad from Norway, a WILPF International Vice President who has experience in peace, environment and women’s participation work; April Humble, a researcher on climate change, human security and adaptation; part of the secretariat of the Earth League; a writer for Open Democracy on border security and human rights; Jenny Marklew, Secretary of Green Party Women and the 2015 Green Party parliamentary candidate for Milton Keynes North; and Janet Fenton from UK WILPF.

They will open the seminar and then take part in a panel discussion. After lunch, there will be workshops and a showing of the Movement for the Abolition of War film “Conflict and Climate Change.”

Email Jeanette to book, or call 0208 466 8207. Cost is £10 (£8 concession) with lunch; £6 (£4 without – there are no sandwich places near the venue).

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