We Are Not Socially Distanced

Time: 2:00 pm

- 3:00 pm

Location: GEI STAGE 1

About this session:

Music, sports and cultural events are such great platforms for raising awareness and augmenting fundraising that it is almost their responsibility to do so. Whilst many of us around the world have been lucky enough to retreat into lockdown during the pandemic thus far, kept afloat thanks to government-aid schemes, personal savings or personal wealth, many are not so lucky. But the need for social awareness and positive action doesn’t stop when the show stops and the lights are turned off. What happens the rest of the time?

In this panel, we will dig beneath the surface of plastic bottles and carbon calculators, to examine the real human impact of our choices and systems, and the imbalances we need to correct as we emerge anew. We will gain insight from those who use their powerful voices and platforms and those creating the pathways to make direct and meaningful positive impacts beyond the stage and field.

Moderator:

John Robb (Membranes / Louder Than Words)

Speakers: Ash Perrin (The Flying Seagull Project), Melissa Wilson (Champions for Earth), Yaw Owusu (The Playmaker Group), Fay Milton (Savages / Music Declares Emergency), Michael Fritz (Viva Con Agua)

 

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