Suzanne Dhaliwal

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Suzanne Dhaliwal is an international climate justice campaigner and co-founder of the UK Tar Sands Network (2009) with partner Indigenous Environmental Network. She is also an active interdisciplinary artist and queer advocate provocateur, working with creative strategies, social media actions and art. As director of the UK Tar Sands Network, Dhaliwal has played an important role in opposing the exploitation of tar sands by BP and Shell investments in Canada. She has worked on the impacts of mining in the Arctic, Nigeria and on the mental health of indigenous communities in Colombia. 

Her work has taken her from standing up for Indigenous communities to challenging racism in the green movement; the ones working on the frontlines of climate change. Dhaliwal lectures on decolonising activism, white supremacy and continuously works on raising the voices of indigenous and BICOP people in the fight against climate change. She recently contributed to the Serpentine Podcast Back To Earth.