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In Conversation - Rebecca Prince-Ruiz and Sisonke Msimang

Tuesday July 21, 2020
18:00 - 19:30
THIS IS A FREE EVENT
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Join Rebecca and Sisonke for a discussion about the plastic pollution crisis, personal solutions, the growth of the global Plastic Free July challenge, change-making and how to write a book with someone you’ve never met before.

This book shows how one of the world’s leading environmental campaigns took off and shares lessons from its success. From marine debris research expeditions to tracking what actually happens to our waste to sharing insights from behavioural research, it speaks to the massive scale of the plastic waste problem and how we can tackle it together. Interweaving interviews from participants, activists, and experts, Plastic Free tells the inspiring story of how ordinary people have created change in their homes, communities, workplaces, schools, businesses, and beyond. Plastic Free offers hope for the future through the stories of those who have taken what looked like an insurmountable challenge and succeeded in innovative and practical ways, one step — and one piece of plastic — at a time.

Join us for this small, intimate event in person, or virtually via Zoom here.

Beaufort Street Books will be selling Plastic Free on the night.

Register attendance here.

Sisonke Msimang

Sisonke Msimang is the author of 'Always Another Country: A memoir of exile and home' and 'The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela'. She is a South African writer whose work is focussed on race, gender and democracy. She has written for a range of international publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Guardian, Newsweek and Al Jazeera. Sisonke is an oral storytelling trainer at the Centre for Stories, and curator of Perth Festival's Literature & Ideas program. 

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz is the founder of the 'for-purpose' Plastic Free July Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that brings the public and business together with the vision of a world without plastic waste. Rebecca has 25 years of experience in environmental and waste management, community engagement and sustainability behaviour change. She has taken part in plastic pollution research expeditions in Queensland, the Cocos Islands and the North Atlantic Ocean; and worked alongside internationally renowned organisations during a recent Churchill Fellowship.

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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