Teens Sue Montana Over Climate Change

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 04 September 2023 > In the News Shine Bright Lycée

The first of a series of lawsuits by young U.S. citizens against state and federal governments over climate change has come to trial. Held v. Montana was the subject of a two-week court case in June. Sixteen young Montanans accused their state of  violating their constitutional rights to a “clean and healthful environment”; to seek … Continue reading “Teens Sue Montana Over Climate Change”

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Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 30 August 2023 > In the News Shine Bright Lycée

The first of a series of lawsuits by young U.S. citizens against state and federal governments over climate change has come to trial. Held v. Montana was the subject of a two-week court case in June. Sixteen young Montanans accused their state of  violating their constitutional rights to a “clean and healthful environment”; to seek … Continue reading “Teens Sue Montana Over Climate Change old”

Emmett Till

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 09 February 2023 > Ready to Use Shine Bright Lycée

You may have never heard his name before, but you’ll never forget it after watching this film or even just the trailer for Till, written and directed by Chinonye Chukwu. These B1 activities explore the heart-wrenching story of 14-year-old Emmett Till who was lynched for misjudging Jim Crow conventions in the 1950s segregated American South. … Continue reading “Emmett Till”

Zanele Muholi: Visual Activism

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 01 February 2023 > Shine Bright Lycée What's On

South African photographer Zanele Muholi describes themself as a visual activist. For the last 20 years, Muholi has explored the depiction of black women and the LGBTQIA+ community. Muholi’s photos are included in several modern art collections around the world and the major exhibition of their work at Tate Modern in London from 2021 has … Continue reading “Zanele Muholi: Visual Activism”

Everything You Wanted to Know about Northern Ireland

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 26 May 2022 > What's On

An evening at the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris will provide lots of insights on Northern Ireland, a nation with a still fluctuating identity and status 101 years after its creation. Activist art, thought and song will all combine on 8 June. The Government of Ireland Act that came into force on 3 May 1921, … Continue reading “Everything You Wanted to Know about Northern Ireland”

Interactive Civil Rights Timeline

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 03 February 2022 > Ready to Use Shine Bright Collège Shine Bright Lycée

For Black History Month, or any time you want to talk about the civil-rights movement in the U.S., why not use our interactive timeline with some key dates and succinct information about Jim Crow, segregation, Rosa Parks and MLK? You can download the timeline below to use offline.   The timeline could be used in … Continue reading “Interactive Civil Rights Timeline”

Young Kenyan Activist Asks World Leaders to Open their Hearts to Climate Victims

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 04 November 2021 > In the News Shine Bright Lycée

In a short and moving speech to the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Elizabeth Wathuti highlighted the plight of of populations in sub-Saharan Africa who are suffering the worst effects of climate change, which is threatening their livelihoods and even their lives.  As a teenager in 2016, Wathuti founded the Green Generation Intiative in Kenya, which … Continue reading “Young Kenyan Activist Asks World Leaders to Open their Hearts to Climate Victims”

Extinction Rebellion Short Film

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 18 October 2021 >

The Extinction Rebellion ecological movement first came to prominence in 2019 when after 11 days of protests it persuaded the British government to declare a state of ecological emergency. This twelve-minute-long film starring Emma Thompson is a fiction based on real events and was shot during the 2019 protests in an eco-friendly sustainable way. It … Continue reading “Extinction Rebellion Short Film”