Art and Climate Justice: Reimagining the Future

Art meets activism: latest Critical Conversation will explore how art catalyses global climate action  

Online panel event 

Tuesday 29 November 5pm GMT, online – Renowned artists and activists are coming together to discuss how art can move the needle on climate change. 

The event—the last installment in a special miniseries on climate change hosted by the Commonwealth Foundation—will explore art’s unique ability to address hard truths and reveal the human impact of global heating.  

Guest speakers from Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific will discuss a range of artistic mediums and their power to influence and inspire during times of crisis.  

The event will feature a series of innovative performances by artists. It will be moderated by Diane McCauley, Jamaican environmental activist and author of five novels.  

Guest speakers: 

  • Ini-Maria Shikongo is a Namibian environmental activist, designer, and artist. She is the founder of several grassroots climate change initiatives in Namibia 
  • Audrey Brown-Pereira is a poet of Cook Islands Māori and Samoan descent. Her innovative performance poetry has explored climate change and the small island experience 
  • Kendel Hippolyte is a Saint Lucian poet, playwright, and director who has worked and been published regionally and internationally. His present focus is to use his skills as a writer and dramatist to raise public awareness and contribute to solutions to critical social issues 
  • Okalani Mariner is a Samoan artist, poet, environmental activist, and social entrepreneur and the youngest elected National Human Rights Advisor for Children and Young People in Samoa. Okalani uses spoken word poetry to share Pacific Peoples’ stories and advocate for climate justice. 

More information about the event and listed speakers can be viewed on the event registration page below. Register on the page for exclusive updates and reminders or use the ‘add to calendar’ feature to save the Zoom webinar link to your calendar.    

This event is open to all. Register here:  

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