Living with the Climate Crisis - book reading and panel discussion with 4 authors from Aotearoa.

14:00 pm
16:00 pm
Mount Roskill War Memorial Hall
15 May Road, Mount Roskill, Auckland 1041
Auckland
Join Roskill Community Voice at Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall on Saturday the 15th March, 2pm-4pm for an afternoon of readings from four authors writing about the climate crisis and how it affects our daily lives. Professor Shaun Hendy is Director of Te Pūnaha Matatini, a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence focussed on the study of complex systems and networks and winner of the 2020 NZ Science Prize for their work in Covid-19 modelling. Shaun wrote about Covid-19 models, climate models and role models for Living with the Climate Crisis: Voices from Aotearoa (2020). Jess Pasisi is a postdoctoral research fellow in Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao, Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies, University of Waikato. Jess is of Niue, Pālagi, Ngāti Pikiao, and Tahitian descent and wrote a chapter in Living with the Climate Crisis: Voices from Aotearoa emphasising the importance of indigenous knowledge and voices in discussions around climate change. Dr Karlo Mila is the Programme Director of Mana Moana Leadership programme, focused on harnessing indigenous language and ancestral knowledge from the Pacific to use in contemporary leadership contexts. She has published three books of poetry, with her latest work The Goddess Muscle tracing the effect of issues such as racism, poverty, violence, climate change and power on Pasifika peoples, Aotearoa and beyond. Dr Tom Doig is a Pākehā author, academic and journalist. He has written three nonfiction books, including the award-nominated Hazelwood (2020), an account of what was, at the time, one of the worst environmental and public health disasters in Australian history. Tom is the editor of the collection Living with the Climate Crisis: Voices from Aotearoa,, published by Bridget Williams Books (signed copies available for purchase). The event will also feature some short works read by local rangitahi, and we will have the Mount Roskill Grammar Kapa Haka group performing after the panel discussion (TBC) Entry is free but koha is welcomed to support the Kapa Haka group and pay for hall hirage.