The ice is melting!

The ice is melting!

Indigenous Elder from Greenland Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq meets Young Climate Activist Simon Sterck from Leuven (BE)

Simon Sterck (Leuven), Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq (Greenland)
Thu 21/04/2022 - 17:00 Tickets
90'

Ticket prices

  • € 15
  • free for -26 years, members of vzw Leuven 2030, UiTPAS with reductionrate

All over the world, Youth came on the streets to fight for our planet. Also Indigenous People have been warning against climate change since decades.

What wisdom will arise when these two perspectives meet? What is Angaangaq’s message to Simon, and vice versa? What are their hopes and fears? How can the way Indigenous people connect with nature inspire young climate activists here in Leuven, and in Europe?

Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq (1947, Greenland) is a traditional healer, storyteller, shaman and international speaker. Already in the seventies, as a young man, he received the task of his elders to be a “runner” for them and to bring the message to the world about the melting of the Big Ice in Greenland. His involvement with the environment and indigenous affairs took him to more than 70 countries around the world. Simon Sterck (2004, Leuven, Belgium) followed the news as a child and so he developed his passion for the environment and society. Today, Simon is a co-initiator of Youth for Climate Leuven and he is European Climate Pact Ambassador for the European Commission. Simon is the youngest director at the non-profit Leuven 2030.

This online conversation will be in English. Moderator is Chris Hoerée of EarthWays, an organization that focuses on sustainability and nature connection. EarthWays hosted Angaangaq in Leuven in 2019.

  • As part of Warm Alarm
  • Free for members of Leuven 2030

More info

with Simon Sterck en Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq moderated by Chris Hoerée production  EarthWays  in collaboration with Leuven 2030 & Green Office KU Leuven