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Lismore community resilience forum

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Farmers for Climate Action Lismore forum – photo Angus Emmott

On Tuesday 9 June the organisation Farmers for Climate Action will be hosting a free online Zoom forum for the people of Lismore and the wider Northern Rivers on the subject of climate change, fake news and community resilience.

The forum is designed to support communities and individuals grappling with the ongoing impacts of bushfires, drought and COVID-19, providing people with the tools ‘to go out and create the community change they want to see’.

Deakin University academic and journalist Matthew Ricketson will be addressing the impact of a changing media landscape and fake news on the understanding of climate change and community resilence.

Other speakers include clinical psychologist and disaster recovery expert Dr Rob Gordon, grassroots political expert and foundation member of Voices for Indi, Denis Ginnivan, and SCU regenerative agriculturalist and 2018 Australian Rural Community Leader of the Year, Lorraine Gordon.

Farmers for Climate Action CEO Wendy Cohen will also be speaking. In addition to her knowledge of the current climate emergency, Wendy was the CEO of Equestrian NSW during the 2007 equine influenza crisis.

The organisers say the aim of the forum is to provide attendees with an understanding of the mental impacts of bushfires and other crises on the community. It will also endeavour to provide a pathway for the community to begin the long process of building resilience and recovery.

The forum is free, but RSVPs are essential. The event will go from 8.45am to 11am AEST on Tuesday 9 June.

You can get more information and book at: https://www.farmersforclimateaction.org.au/lismore_2020_forum.


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