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Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales

Nature Conservation Council: Cocktails, Controversy, and Conservation: The Colour of Conservation – power in racial diversity

Thursday 20 Aug

5:30 pm

6:45 pm




About this event

Are we doing enough to make a variety of voices heard, and understood, in our movement? Do we alienate potential supporters without even realising it? And in light of the Black Lives Matter protests in the US and here, are we part of the solution for racial justice?

We need to remind ourselves that injustices to the environment impact our communities. We need to connect environmental devastation to racism. 

Join us online to hear how we can reach new communities and strengthen our people-powered movement.

Our panelists:

Taylor Clarke is a Gundungurra woman and a member of the Give a Dam campaign to stop the raising of the Warragamba Dam wall. Taylor is also a member of the NCC Board.

Asha Ramsan is the Executive Officer of Sydney Community Forum, a regional community development organisation in southern Sydney, and an activist in the Voices for Power program run by the Sydney Alliance.

Thuy Nguyen is an organiser for the Sydney Alliance, a coalition of community organisations, religious organisations, unions, and schools that want to make Sydney a better place to live. She works with a variety of migrant communities on issues of affordable and clean energy. 

Tim Lo Surdo is a social justice campaigner and founder and director of Democracy in Colour, Australia’s first racial and economic justice organisation led by people of colour.

  • Information and Education
  • Presentation
  • Conservation and Land Care
  • Rights and Equality
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