Everyday Stories of Climate Change

Announcing a free online event on Tuesday, 12 July 2022 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm AEST

The event will launch the comic, ‘Everyday Stories of Climate Change’, which threads together research about low-income families’ experience and adaptation to climate change across five countries.

Readers will start in Australia and then head to Bangladesh where sea-level rise impacts women’s domestic duties. Next, you travel to South Africa, where drought is experienced differently based on a person’s race. After this, you cross the Atlantic Ocean to Bolivia where migration allows families to adapt to climate change, but the separation of family members can strain relationships. From here, you go to Puerto Rico where people are recovering from Hurricane Maria. Finally, you go to the Caribbean Island, Barbuda, where people are resisting disaster capitalists after Hurricane Irma.

The event will be chaired by Professor Lauren Rickards (RMIT University, Australia) joined by speakers Adeeba Risha (BRAC University, Bangladesh), Dr Gemma Sou (RMIT University, Australia), Dr Gina Ziervogel (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Katrina Davey (Geography Teachers’ Association of Victoria Inc., Australia)

The event will be live-streamed and recorded.