Rise & Resist: How to Change the World with Clare Press
Byron Writers Festival and Dumbo Feather invite you to a free talk with writer and sustainability expert Clare Press about her recent book Rise & Resist.
Rise & Resist takes a wild trip through the new activism sweeping the world. The political march is back in a big way, as communities rally to build movements for environmental and social justice. But today’s context calls for increasingly creative strategies to make our voices heard.
Crossing the globe, Clare Press meets passionate change makers who believe in the power of the positive. From eco-warriors and zero-wasters to knitting nannas, introvert craftivists to intersectional feminists, they’re all up for a revolution of sorts. Are you?
Join Press as she discusses the formation of a new counterculture, united by a grand purpose: to rethink how we live today to build a more sustainable tomorrow.
When: Friday 5 April, 10 – 11am Where: Beach Hotel, 1 Bay St, Byron Bay Tickets: FREE, bookings essential
Clare Press is a writer, speaker and expert on sustainable and ethical fashion. A journalist for nearly two decades, she is Vogue Australia’s Sustainability Editor-at-Large (the first in the world). She is also a podcaster who spreads the word about responsible fashion, the environment and sustainable living via her Wardrobe Crisis platform.
Her critically acclaimed book about the changing global fashion system and its effects on people and planet, Wardrobe Crisis: How We Went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion (Nero), was named one of The
Age’s Best Books of 2016, and was published in the US in February 2018. An experienced speaker, moderator and panellist, Clare has appeared at events including the WOMAD Planet Talks, the Sustainable Living Festival and the Copenhagen Fashion Summit.
Praise for Rise & Resist
‘Clare’s inspiring book will awaken the active citizen inside you.’
‘A very important book.’
‘Rise & Resist is the ideal handbook for the revolution. Clare Press has produced a thoroughly researched, engaging and exciting book, that will act as a template for the next phase of the current power-shift. From local to global, she interviews the players in the feminist and environmental movements, joining the dots on the biggest social change since the 1960s. This is an important and powerful work.’