Jean Hinchliffe: Lead the Way

event date: 
Tuesday, 13 April 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Want to take action and fight for what’s right, but don’t know where to start?

Climate activist Jean Hinchliffe can help with that. At 17 years old, Jean has already got enough tips, tools and stories to fill a book. In fact, she’s done just that. Lead the Way: How to change the world from a teen activist and school striker is her first book - 'the ultimate guide to activism and making change'. In it, Jean draws on her experiences as one of the key organisers of the powerfully successful School Strikes 4 Climate.

In conversation with writer and LGBTIQA+ activist Nevo Zisin, Jean will discuss her activist journey, and share how she and other school students stoked a movement that has seen hundreds of thousands of Australians, young and old, take to the streets to demand a better future for all of us – and our planet.

She’ll also share tips for how other young people can follow in her footsteps: how to identify your cause, find allies, plan a march, nail your messaging, talk in public and work with the media – all while making sure you look after yourself and your friends along the way.

Join us at Warrnambool Art Gallery for a conversation that will inspire activists and ground-breakers of all ages. 

Tickets $10 general / $5 concession/student
Places are limited, bookings essential via The Wheeler Centre.

The bookseller for this event is Collins Booksellers.

Presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre

Jean Hinchliffe is a 17-year-old climate activist and an organiser within School Strike 4 Climate. She campaigns for legislative action against the sourcing and usage of fossil fuels, along with pushing for Australia to become fully carbon neutral. Jean is passionate about social, political, and environmental issues and began her activism at age 13, when she volunteered with the Vote Yes campaign for marriage equality. Since then, she has also volunteered with organisations such as GetUp and Stop Adani.

Jean’s first book, Lead the Way: How to change the world from a teen activist and school striker was published by Pantera Press in 2021.

Image: Courtesy Graham Jepson