‘Climate Comeback’ Video Launch and Panel
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: BC Hydro Theatre, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
In light of the 2018 Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report that told us we have 12 (now 11) years to tackle the climate crisis, collective action is necessary now more than ever. This event is an attempt by UBC’s Climate Hub to promote such action, through their support of the development of video that features athletes concerned about climate change telling their athletic ‘comeback stories’ – those moments where the impossible became possible in sport. This video analogizes these athletic comeback stories to the need for a “climate comeback” to overcome the crisis we are currently facing. The video concludes with a call to action for community members, with the aim to engage and empower.
The event will also feature a panel of two of the athletes from the video, Aspen Ono and Markus Thormeyer, as well as Grace Nosek (student director of the Climate Hub, the Executive Producer of this video project, and also a PhD student in law), and Dr. Andrea Bundon, (Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology, and expert in athlete activism particularly through digital platforms). The event is moderated by UBC Wellbeing Director and expert on sport event impacts, Dr. Matt Dolf.
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The event is free and open to the public.
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