Breaking the 4th Wall of Climate Migration: Developing an Accountable Climate Justice Curriculum for Scottish Schools

Breaking the 4th Wall of Climate Migration: Developing an Accountable Climate Justice Curriculum for Scottish Schools

9th December 2019, 17:30

Centre for Climate Justice guest lecture by Bennett Collins and Professor Ali Watson, University of St Andrews and Third Generation Project.

About this Event

Breaking the 4th Wall of Climate Migration: Developing an Accountable Climate Justice Curriculum for Scottish Schools

Breaking the 4th Wall of Climate Migration is a National Geographic-funded pilot initiative of the Third Generation Project that seeks to combine digital storytelling and the climate crisis in the Horn of Africa into a six-week climate justice workshop series for Scottish secondary schools. The project is premised on developing digital storytelling skills with students in order to reframe international media coverage of ‘migration crises’ while developing relationships with journalists, documentarians, academics, and Somalilander and Ethiopian organizations and individuals working with displaced persons on the ground. This talk centres on the need for climate justice education in Scotland and the inception and progress of the Breaking the 4th Wall of Climate Migration programme as it gets underway in three Fife schools.

Bennett Collins is Executive Director of the Third Generation Project, a think tank in the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, dedicated to advancing collective human rights. He is a PhD Candidate at the University of St Andrews and his research interests are in climate relocation and state violence.

Ali Watson is a Professor of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. She has published heavily on the positionality and role of children in international relations and the international political economy. Her teaching and research also focus on activism and resistance in International Relations, as well as (neo)colonialism and oppression of non-Western spaces and people. She is the Managing Director of the Third Generation Project.

Event Programme:

17:30-17:40 Welcome and Introduction

17:40-18:25 Bennett Collins and Professor Ali Watson - Breaking the 4th Wall of Climate Migration: Developing an Accountable Climate Justice Curriculum for Scottish Schools

18:25-18:45 Questions and Answers

18:45-19:00 Refreshments

The guest lecture is hosted by the Centre for Climate Justice and is free to attend. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Dr Neil James Crawford: neil.crawford@gcu.ac.uk

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