Earth Rising!

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Ft. Alice Aedy, Mya-Rose Craig, Venetia La Manna & Daze Aghaji

With increasingly extreme global weather events and a growing awareness of our precariousness on this planet, we need action like never before. Where is environmental activism headed next? Join filmmaker and campaigner Alice Aedy in conversation with three brilliant activists including Mya-Rose Craig (Bird Girl), Venetia La Manna and Daze Aghaji.

Alice Aedy is a documentary photographer, film-maker and activist. She is focused on telling human stories around women’s issues, environmental issues and forced migration. She is the Co-Founder of earthrise, a platform communicating climate.

MYA-ROSE CRAIG, also known as Birdgirl, is a British-Bangladeshi naturalist, environmentalist and race activist. In February 2020, she became the youngest British person to be awarded an honorary doctorate in science from Bristol University, in recognition of her years of campaigning for equal access to nature and ethnic diversity in the environmental sector. She is also the Founder and President of Black2Nature.

Daze Aghaji is a 21-year-old Climate Justice activist, political candidate and student. She studies History and Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London. Daze’s advocacy for radical systemic change has seen her work with major NGOs, leading charities and grassroots changemakers around the world. In 2019, she ran for election in the EU Parliamentary elections (being the youngest candidate to do so) and she has strong ties with Extinction Rebellion. The main focus of Daze’s activism is regenerative cultures, intersectionality, environment, youth political engagement and social change funding. Daze has recently become a Trustee at Blagrave Trust and started an Artist Residency at Phytology, the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve.

Venetia La Manna (she/her) is a broadcaster, slow fashion campaigner and co-founder of Remember Who Made Them which helps to energise a new solidarity economy in fashion.
Creator of the podcast series All The Small Things, Venetia chats to inspiring people, thought leaders, writers and activists about the rituals that help provide structure when we need it most.

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