Zhengzhou Flood, Code Red For Humanity


11AM-12AM

ICHIBUNS SOHO, 22 Wardour St, London W1D 6QQ

1PM-8PM

Newport Place, London (WC2H 7PR)


On August 29th starting at 11am, a memorial, seminar, lecture and workshop for the victims of the Zhengzhou floods will take place in London's Chinatown, in what will be the biggest event of the year for Chinese climate activists in the UK. The event will focus on the IPCC’s “Code Red for Humanity", recreating the events of the Zhengzhou floods, visualizing the close connection between the Zhengzhou floods, "the heaviest daily rainfall in local history", and the climate and ecological crisis. The aim is to start a climate dialogue among Chinese people in the UK.


Howey Ou (18), a prominent climate striker from mainland China, will be conducting a memorial for the victims of the floods. The simple yet symbolic performance recreates the scene of the disaster with white cloth-covered "remains", joss sticks and candles, and images of the disaster displayed inside the portrait frame. 5 students who survived the disaster, an older brother who jumped into the rapids to save others, a friend who crossed the street with a wall of humans but unfortunately fell behind, a child who was torn out of a submerged car, and the search and rescue dog who was sadly pulled down into the water...... Our symbolic scene allows passers-by to visualize the events that day, echoing the local floods in London, and feel the irreparable destruction and trauma that climate disasters bring to humanity.

In addition, Hong Kong climate activist Lau Hin-yi (12) will share his experience of the climate strike movement in the Chinese context, showcasing the courage and wisdom of Chinese activists in a dialogue and Q&A session with the audience. Chit Chong and Zizzi Wolf, both British activists from Malaysia, show how being both Chinese and climate activists influences their leadership in the face of racial and speciesist oppression. Finally, community art activist Keng Keng will invite the audience to leave patterns of extinct animals and ecological elements from traditional Chinese culture on clothing, or on traditional woodcut stamps as a memento.


A few words from Howey Ou:

"A month ago, while working from my home in London, I watched the water creep up onto the sidewalk and suddenly a strong fear rose up inside me. The unpredictability of the climate crisis, the real images of the recent Zhengzhou flood, and the immediate feeling that my life, at the age of 18, could end here, or that I could experience the same trauma as the flood survivors."

"It was really painful to see the video of the flood, the struggle of that man being washed away, the helplessness of people drowning in the subway. I felt like I had to do something before I died. I thought of this action the next day. Because more and more frequently the climate crisis will cause death, the end of life, at any time. This can give people the strongest feeling. The international students in the UK are concerned about their home country, so they must have an impact, so why don't we remember the pain together and turn it into action?"



郑州洪水,人类的红色警报

地点

11AM-12AM

ICHIBUNS SOHO, 22 Wardour St, London W1D 6QQ

1PM-8PM

Newport Place, London (WC2H 7PR)

在8月29日早上11点开始,郑州洪水的死难者纪念、研讨会、演讲、工作坊将在伦敦中国城进行,这将是中国气候活动家今年在英国举办的最大行动。该行动围绕着“郑州洪水,人类的红色警报“的主题来展开,再现“当地史上最强日降雨量“的郑州洪水和气候和生态危机的紧密联系,致力于开启在英华人的气候对话。


中国大陆著名气候罢课者欧泓奕(18岁)将进行洪水死难者纪念。白布盖住的“遗体”,香烛和供果,遗像框内展示的灾难影像,简单且象征性的设计再现灾难现场。5号线死里逃生的学生,义无反顾跳进激流救人的大哥,人墙过街却不幸掉队的朋友,从淹没轿车被扯出的孩子,令人痛心地被拉下的搜救犬……这一幕幕,将路人带入洪水现场,与伦敦本地洪水相呼应,直观感受气候灾难对人类带来的不可挽回的毁灭和创伤。9

除此之外,香港气候活动家刘衍一(12岁)也将分享在中国背景下的气候罢课运动经历,以对话和与观众问答的形式,展示出中国行动者的勇气和智慧。华裔气候行动者Chit和马来西亚华裔多议题活动家Zizzi,身兼华人和气候行动者的双重身份,面对种族和物种主义的压迫,是如何展现领导力的。最后,社区艺术活动家Keng Keng也将邀请观众,用传统木刻章,在衣物或上留下灭绝动物和中华传统文化中的生态元素的图案以作纪念。


”一个月前,我在伦敦的家中工作时,看水涨上人行道,突然就升起了强烈的恐惧。气候危机的不可预知性,最近郑州洪水的真实影像,顿时感到,自己18岁的生命,可能就会终结于此,或经历洪水幸存者的伤痛。”

”看到洪水视频,那个人被冲走的挣扎,地铁里窒息的无奈,真的很痛苦。觉得没死就一定要做点事情。第二天就想到这个行动。因为越发频繁的气候危机,死亡,生命的终结就是就可能随时发生。这个能给人最强烈的感触。在英留学生心系祖国,肯定给他们也有冲击,那不如我们一起铭记痛苦,转化为行动力量。”欧泓奕说。




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