LMN would like to invite students and teachers to Making Connections: Young People and Communities on the Frontlines of Climate Justice on October 20th at 3.30 pm.

Register for this free event herehttps://londonminingnetwork-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UuzfNiGYSeuc2PoD6kXTTw

This online event is organised specifically for schools and universities, youth organisations, youth climate activists and so on. There will be an opportunity to hear about the work of Jaga Rimba, an Indonesian youth organisation from one of its members in conversation with Mai from Indonesian environmental organisation JATAM. An LMN student volunteer will also be in conversation with a colleague from Dhaatri in India, an environmental organisation which works with women and children, particularly from Indigenous communities.

The context is the massive ramping up of coal production at the expense of the environment and the livelihoods and land rights of local communities in both Indonesia and India at a time when the world urgently needs to end its dependence on fossil fuels. A speaker from Market Forces will be there to explain how London based finance companies are connected to the drive by mining companies to exploit people’s lands in the global south. We will also show a couple of short films and perhaps there might even be a song or a poem or two. This will be a webinar – for safeguarding reasons only the panel will be visible. However, all attendees will be invited to ask questions and comment via the chat. We will also allow some time for people to create quick drawings with their reflections, and messages of solidarity. We will invite them to photograph and share these with us via email and we will endeavour to show as many as possible towards the end of the event. We will also put these on a dedicated web page on the LMN website. So please bring drawing paper, pens, pencils etc.

Do please share this message and encourage any teaching colleagues and young people that you know to sign up for this event. They can take part as a group (use the screens in the classroom) or individually. This is a unique opportunity to hear activists and campaigners from Indonesia, India and the UK talking to each other, to ask them questions and find out about their work. This event is suitable for KS3 and KS4, sixth form and university students but younger students are also welcome.