What can writers and stories contribute in our collective response to climate change? In what direction do they point us? 

Rebecca Forgasz (moderator), Danielle Celermajer, Daniel Sherrell, Mireille Juchau

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Rebecca Forgasz

Rebecca has over two decades’ experience working in executive leadership and education-related roles in the Melbourne Jewish community. From 2010-2019, she was Director & CEO of the Jewish Museum of Australia, where she led the Museum through a decade of significant organisational development and creative regeneration. After leaving the Museum, she was appointed as Associate…

Danielle Celermajer

Danielle Celermajer is a Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney, Deputy Director of the Sydney Environment Institute and lead of the Multispecies Justice project. A long-time human rights scholar and activist, in recent years she has turned her attention to injustices and violence in the natural world. Through the experience…

Mireille Juchau

Mireille Juchau is a Walkley Award winning writer. Her third novel, The World Without Us, won the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. Her essays are published in Heat Magazine, newyorker.com, Literary Hub, The Monthly, LA Review of Books and Tablet. In 2018 she was writer in residence at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney.

Daniel Sherrell

Daniel Sherrell is an organiser in the American climate movement. He has led successful campaigns to phase out coal-fired power plants, to divest millions of dollars from the fossil fuel industry and to pass a Green New Deal bill for New York, legislation that the New York Times called “one of the world’s most ambitious…