Engaging multicultural voices in Climate Action – what can councils do?
( A q & a session to follow Judy’s keynote, and a chance for participants to share examples, raise issues, and generate ideas)
Host: Fiona Frank, Lancaster Cohousing.
Judy Ling Wong is a painter, poet and environmental activist. She has worked for over thirty years in environmental participation, increasing access to the environmental sector and to nature itself, within Black and ethnic minority communities.founding director of the Black Environment Network and is now its Honorary President Her philosophy around engaging people in environmental action is based on giving people the opportunity to experience and enjoy nature firsthand, particularly wild nature . She has an OBE for pioneering ethnic minority environmental participation. For more about her work: judylingwong.co.uk
Fiona Frank has lived at Lancaster Cohousing, an ecological cohousing community, for the past 12 years. Until her recent retirement she worked within education and community organisations on widening participation, networking and project development. She has a PhD from the Scottish Oral History Centre at Strathclyde University in Scottish Jewish Identity, she’s a trained reevaluation cocounselling teacher, and she’s committed to getting everyone’s voices heard.
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