30.09.2021

NATURE AIN’T A LUXURY – Why Young Black & Brown People feel alienated from Nature in the UK & the West Presented by Artist & Musician Louis VI

Expect a mixture of live music, film from Louis himself, talks, a diverse interactive panel of brilliant young POC Experts & Climate Activists exploring why people of colour in the UK & the West have been purposefully alienated & disconnected from the Natural world & what we’re doing about it.

Through music & film and discussion we will explore the delicate balance between destruction and harmony of humans with nature from a British Black, Brown & People of Colour perspective & how we can learn from the past to move forward. Curated by Louis VI a young mixed race musician from London, Zoology Graduate, film maker & presenter & quickly becoming known as a strong voice Climate Activism from a diaspora perspective after his Father’s ancestral island of Dominica was hit by Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Expect an open & exciting 90mins on what the young generation desperately feel needs to happen at COP26 and for Climate Change around the world with an emphasis on possibility, race, accountability & science

The Panel will include the incredible activists:

Nadeem Perera, (Flock Together) – A birdwatcher, who lends his 13 years of expertise to Flock Together, a birding watching group combating the underrepresentation of POC in nature. He has hit the seas with Greenpeace UK and works closely with underprivileged youth, showing them the benefits of nature. @birdnerdeem

Dr Mya-Rose Craig (Birdgirl) Environmentalist, climate and race activist @birdgirluk

Dominique Palmer, climate justice activist and student, an organiser in Fridays for Future, the global youth movement for climate action (@domipalmer)

Sumak Helena Gualinga, (Polluters Out & Tandari) Indigenous Environmental & Human rights Activist powerhouse from the Kichwa Sarayaku community in Ecuador, highlighting Indigenous and Environmental plights in the Amazon @helenagualinga

Chris Hines MBE Hon.D.Sc. (A Grain Of Sand & co-founder of Surfers Against Sewage), Environmental critic, Sustainability director at Eden Project, Environmental Activist and campaigner for over 30 years. http://www.agos.co/

As well as Louis J. Butler (Louis VI) himself, Musician, Environmental Activist & Filmmaker, Zoologist & Nature geek (@itslouisvi)