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Rise Up To Reclaim

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CHANGE Festival 2021
Speaker: Indra Adnans, Sam Lee, Anita Okunde
Sunday 7 November 2021 1pm
Woods Scawen Room
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1 hour 30 minutes

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Who owns the land? Who owns the rivers? Who owns the rocks?

Humans have long laid claim to the parts of the natural world they can physically hoard, leading to wars, colonialism and capitalism. This has also resulted in us now living in the greatest time of inequality that civilisation has ever encountered. Many studies have shown that we have enough resources to share equally between all humans, giving everyone a good standard of living. But how do we achieve that? 

How do we reclaim power and resources from the hands of the few, to distribute to all human and non-human creatures? How do we radically reinvent the concept of ownership, within our homes, our workplaces, our communities and landscapes to ensure that every living being has equal access to all the incredible wonders that Earth has to offer.

This discussion has been especially curated for CHANGE Festival. Speakers include Indra Adnans, Sam Lee, Anita Okunde, with Amisha Ghadiali as host.


Sam Lee
Sam is a Mercury Prize nominated folk singer, author, conservationist, song collector, award-winning promoter, broadcaster and activist. Alongside his organisation, the Nest Collective, he plays a unique role in the British music scene, shaking up boundaries between folk and contemporary music and the assumed places and ways folksong is appreciated, including through his latest critically acclaimed album, ‘Old Wow’. Sam debut book ‘The Nightingale, Notes on a Songbird‘ tells the epic tale of this highly endangered bird and their place in culture folklore, folksong, music and literature throughout the millennia.

Anita Okunde
Anita is a 17 year old award winning activist and public speaker focusing on issues specifically surrounding intersectional climate justice and feminism. Anita’s work has a focus of putting those disproportionately affected by the crisis we face at the forefront of the movement. This work has led to her being listed as one of the top 100 environmentalists according by Forbes.

Indra Adnan 
Founder and Co-initiator of The Alternative UK political platform which publishes The Daily Alternative, convenes new system actors and builds cosmolocal community agency networks (CANs). Indra is concurrently a psychosocial therapist, journalist and author. Through her work on international relations and soft power she has consulted to the World Economic Forum, Indian and Danish governments, NATO, the Scottish Executive and the Institute of Contemporary Arts amongst others. She is Co-Lead in the social enterprise network Bounce Beyond working to cohere the next global economies. Her book The Politics of Waking Up: Power & Possibility In The Fractal Age was published by Perspectiva Press in June 2021.

Hosted by Amisha Ghadiali
Amisha is a gifted facilitator, author, mentor and host of the globally acclaimed podcast The Future Is Beautiful. She is interested in where our inner and outer worlds dance. Her podcast weaves together Politics, Spirituality, Creativity and Sustainability - to inspire us each to rise up, move beyond silos and Co-Create a Beautiful Future. Her own training has included yoga teacher training, meditation teacher training, energy medicine, priestess initiation and deep time learning with mystics, teachers, swamis and nature. Amisha wrote a book called “INTUITION” during the global lockdown of 2020 which was recently published by DK Books.

The RISE UP discussion series has been created in partnership with Reboot the Future, a foundation that is helping to build a generation of people who refuse to believe that the future is foreclosed.

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