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Stop Funding Climate Change!
24th September 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
Find out how to get involved in the campaign to get East Sussex County Council to stop funding climate change (event includes a screening of the short film ‘Divest’)
It makes no sense to invest in companies that undermine our future. We need an apartheid-style boycott to save the planet – Desmond Tutu
According to David Attenborough “we could face irreversible damage to the natural world and the collapse of our societies” unless we take rapid and dramatic action to tackle climate change.
East Sussex County Council (ESCC) is currently helping to fund climate change by investing £145 million of the East Sussex Pension Fund in the giant oil, coal and gas companies like BP and Exxon.
Join us on 24 September to find out how you can get involved in the global campaign to get institutions like East Sussex County Council to divest from (that is, move their money out of) fossil fuels.
This event will include a screening of the short film Divest – the story of the first-ever international grassroots campaign to successfully use economic pressure to help bring down a government (apartheid South Africa).
ABOUT THE VENUE
Printed Matter is an independent bookshop and member of the Alliance of Radical Booksellers: http://www.printedmatterhastings.co.uk. Please note that while the venue itself is wheelchair accessible, there is no wheelchair accessible toilet.
ABOUT DIVEST EAST SUSSEX
Active since 2016, Divest East Sussex is part of the global movement that has already successfully divested over 1,000 institutions (collectively managing over $8 trillion in assets) from fossil fuels. More info: https://divesteastsussex.wordpress.com/
ABOUT THE DIVEST FILM
This special short film from the Emmy Award-winning series Have You Heard From Johannesburg has been produced so that organizers in today’s social justice and environmental movements can learn from and be inspired by the story of the U.S. movement to divest from companies doing business with Apartheid South Africa.
- No need to book but there will be limited seating at this event so arrive early to avoid disappointment!