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.
Renowned artists and activists from Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific are coming together to discuss how art can move the needle on climate change.
Art has a unique power to address difficult questions and put a human face on issues such as loss and damage – and our guest speakers’ contributions have been significant in this regard.
Here you can find the link to register: Art and Climate Justice: Reimagining the Future – Commonwealth Foundation
- 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.