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In Conversation: Perth's Youngest and Oldest Climate Activists

Saturday December 14, 2019
14:00 - 15:30
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Join Les Harrison and Reuben Saggar as they discuss their climate activism.

Les is the founder of an Extinction Rebellion affinity group for grandparents advocating climate action, and Reuben leads a lunchtime club, Fridays4Future, for his fellow students to share ideas on how everyone can play a part in reducing plastic waste, recycling and reusing everyday household items.

Les and Reuben will speak about their motivations, collective action, hopes for the future, and why it’s important for everybody to get involved in climate action.

As these two truly believe, it’s never too late, or too early, to take a stand and make a difference!

Kids under 12 years of age are invited to attend this event for free. However, RSVPs are essential! Tickets are $12 for people between 12 and 25 years of age, and $15 for everyone else. Please use the form below to RSVP or to purchase a ticket. 

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Les Harrison

Les Harrison is a retired Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and grandparent.  He has recently become involved in the Extinction Rebellion movement as a result of his concern for his granddaughters in the world that will be their legacy as a result of his own generation's inaction on climate change. Within Extinction Rebellion he has started a Grandparents "Affinity Group", with the aim of mobilising grandparents to demand immediate and substantial action to combat the climate emergency.

Reuben Saggar

At just 11 years old Reuben Saggar is a committed and passionate supporter of the need to educate people about the dangers of Climate Change. At his local primary school Reuben leads  a lunchtime 'Fridays4Future' club for his fellow students to share ideas on how everyone can play a part in reducing plastic waste, recycling and reusing everyday household items. "We all have a responsibility to look after our environment" says Reuben, "and I've been inspired to do my bit, by people like the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg - she's a hero of mine and I too believe that 'no one is too small to make a difference!'

Venue
Centre for Stories
100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge
WA, 6003

Public Transport
The Centre is a ten minute walk from the Perth train station and the Perth Busport, and is serviced by regular CAT buses.

Parking
Parking is available at the CPP Aberdeen street car park (25 metre walk) or at Wilsons car park on Zempilas St (10 metres).

Access
Wheelchair access is provided. The Centre for Stories aims to be an inclusive and supportive community venue, please contact us if you have any questions.

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