February 23rd, 7pm
On February 23, 2017 we’re teaming up with long-time Northern Spark partner Mizna to present a panel discussion on the often overlooked topic of the environment in the Arab world and its intersections in Arab America. The event will celebrate the release of the Environment Issue of Mizna’s literary journal, and is the next in Northern Lights.mn’s Anthropocene Awareness Association series.
Published authors will read their work before a talk by the issue’s guest editor Gary Paul Nabhan, the internationally-celebrated
The evening will include local authors Tami Mohamad Brown and Dawud Mulla, Moheb Soliman and his Great Lakes national parks poetry installation, and Canadian Arab writer and thinker Joe Kadi, and will showcase a video piece by Monira Al Qadiri, Mizna’s visual artist in this special issue and for Northern Spark 2017.
This event is sponsored by the City of St. Paul’s Cultural STAR Grant to Mizna. Hosted by Studio Z in Lowertown, St. Paul. Cover art by Monira Al Qadiri. Detail from “Alien Technology,” 2014. Fiberglass sculpture, 3 m x 3 m x 2.5 m.
We’ve entered the Anthropocene — a new planetary age when human activities exert a dominant influence on Earth’s geology and ecosystems.
As a way of exploring (and coping) with this reality, Northern Lights.mn invites you to join the AAA: Anthropocene Awareness Association. It’s a sometimes club, sometimes support group, always happy hour to discuss issues related to the core ideas of Climate Chaos | Climate Rising: adaptation, deep time, interconnection, migration, and many others.
Many thanks to our friends at Fulton Brewing for sponsoring!