In our second episode Professor Jules Pretty and journalist Martha Dixon, take you on a journey to discover why we need to learn from our past in uncovering the global impact of migration on our people and our land. Our speakers have direct experience of migration and the impact it has had on their lives. We discuss why this is such an important issue and why we need to learn from the past to look forward.
Roma Tearne (1:28) arrived on a boat from Sri Lanka more than fifty years ago. Her parents were Tamil and Sinhalese, caught in a conflict between the two ethnic groups. Roma is an award winning artist and novelist.
Susan Oliver (5:08) looks at past migration through literature. This provides valuable insights into trying to understand the current impact of migration and the longer view.
Ahmed Shaheed (10:37) and (16:37) is a United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, and a migrant from the Maldives forced to leave after a coup. He discusses how conflict creates more displaced people, the effects of climate change that force people to travel and why he still has hope about the future.
Jonathan Lichtensein (12:04) is professor of drama at the University of Essex has recently published a book, The Berlin Shadow, about his father’s experience of escaping the Holocaust.
Shownotes at: www.essex.ac.uk/blog
Professor Jules Pretty investigates the double crisis facing our seas - the climate crisis and the threat to biodiversity. He speaks to Dr Michelle Taylor and Dr Natalie Hicks from the School of Life Sciences at Essex and Essex graduate Simon Walmsley, Head of the WWF-UK Marine Programme. He also chats with writer and BBC presenter Tom Heap about his new book 39 Ways to Save the Planet and how we can all take action. ...
Louder than Words looks at the experience of indigenous people around the world from the reclaiming of cultural identities, activism and the struggle for rights to the challenges indigenous communities still face. Professor Jules Pretty speaks to Professor Colin Samson and Dr Carlos Gigoux Gramegna from the Department of Sociology plus Dr Julian Burger, Visiting Professor at the Human Rights Centre. He will also be joined by explorer and President of Survival International Robin Hanbury-Tenison. Professor Samson and Dr Gigoux Gramegna said: "Understanding the relationships between indigenous peoples and their lands has been at the heart of our research. Having worked, visited and lived with indigenous groups in subarctic North America, the Southern Cone of South America, the Asia-Pacific region, and southern Africa the common factor linking the peoples we know, whether they be farmers, hunters or pastoralists is a resilient attachment to the natural environments which they call home." ...
Hidden histories and lost voices are now being heard. The latest episode of Louder Than Words looks at Black History through lenses of plays and literature. Contributors to this episode are: Dr Jak Peake, Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Professor Jeremy Krikler, Department of History Dr Holly Maples, East 15 Acting School Further reading Read blog about on Theatre, Literature and Education by Dr Jak Peake Read blog on creating theatre about Black History by Professor Jeremy Krikler and Dr holly Maples ...