Category: webinar

Mayday – Climate Justice, Indigenous Self-Determination, and International Workers Day!

Capitalism is a common enemy of unionists, climate justice and indigenous rights advocates, yet at times these 3 have been openly critical of each other.
What is tika and just in the eyes of one doesn’t always align neatly within the Kaupapa and aspirations of the others.
So, how do these movements reconcile? What do we share and how best can support each other’s work to press for the transformative climate and social justice we need?
Join us this May 1st, International Workers Day as we hear from those pushing radical decolonisation and anti-capitalist agendas from within the union movement. Register here:


  • Brooke Pao Stanley – Auckland Action Against Poverty
  • Padraic Gibson – Climate activist, Socialist. Researcher w Jumbunna. UnAustralian
  • Morgan Godfery – Senior Lecturer. Matua. Writer. Advisor. Te Pahipoto (Ngāti Awa), Sāmoa.
  • Janice Panoho – Kaihautū Māori @ PSA

Climate Justice – who pays for a just transition? Friday 1st April 7.30-9pm

Last year, Rise Up for Climate Justice hosted two webinars about Parihaka and Direct Action. We are excited to share this new series with you.

Every first of the month Rise Up for Climate Justice will host discussions across a range of climate justice themes to bring us together and inspire actions in our local communities. Our first webinar is Friday 1st April 7.30-9pm.

To register – click on this link and we will send you the zoom link. Please note, there can be a short wait while the app downloads.

Climate Justice – who pays for a just transition?
Friday 1st April 7.30-9pm
As we face increasing climate impacts and a rapid rise in the cost of living, what are our options for a just transition away from fossil fuels, and towards a more just world? Who pays? In this discussion, speakers will share ways they are working for a more transformational future. What are some ways we can build a more just health, transport and economic system that will make life better for people and the planet – and ensure people have enough money to live with dignity?

We will also launch a set of demands for Budget 2022.

Here’s the facebook event. We will share more information about our speakers here.

Please register here.

Speakers confirmed so far:

Edward Miller is the Researcher and Policy Analyst at FIRST Union, a private sector union with 30,000 members in the transport, logistics, manufacturing, retail, finance and wood sectors. He works from his home office in Whangarei. Edward’s interests include international trade and investment, climate change, modern slavery and nationalising the means of production, distribution and exchange.
Roger Fowler – long-time activist in the peace and union movement, advocate of free public transport. Roger edits the farefreenz blog: and attended two international conferences on Free Public Transport in Tallinn, Estonia. He is currently Chair of the Māngere East Community Centre in South Auckland, and a part time bus driver.
Mika Hervel is a student at Victoria University studying Law, History and Political Science. Originally from Nelson, Mika has spent the past year working on the Free Fares campaign in both Nelson and Wellington. He is passionate about environmental and social justice.

Look forward to seeing you!

Ngā mihi nui Rise Up crew