November 30th, 7pm
All My Relations Gallery
How does poetry give voice to climate change?
Marshall Islands spoken word artist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner will perform poems inspired by her people’s experience of climate change: rising tides, forced migration and adaptation. Twin Cities poets Ahmed Yusuf, Brittany Lynch and Tom LeBlanc will join Kathy to share their words and then discuss ways to represent the complex issue of climate change through the creative word. Discussion moderated by Brittany Lynch. As with all AAA gatherings, this event is free and open to the public.
About Kathy, in her own words:
“I am a Marshallese poet, writer, performance artist and journalist.
My poetry mainly focuses on raising awareness surrounding the issues and threats faced by my people. Nuclear testing conducted in our islands, militarism, the rising sea level as a result of climate change, forced migration, adaptation and racism in America – these are just a few themes my poetry touches upon. Besides these, I also use poetry as a means of understanding the people and the world around me.”
Presented by Northern Lights.mn and Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, www.climategen.org
“Wadi in East Egypt” by Anton Lefterov is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
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.