Seeing Differently: The Art of Communicating Climate Change
Presented by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver7, and the CU Boulder Center for Humanities and the Arts
Earth Day, April 22, 2021 at 7 p.m. MT
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Climate change affects each and every one of us, from right here in Colorado to communities around the world. The need for collective action on this global challenge has never been more urgent. And yet, scientific facts and news reports alone are not always enough to persuade others. Humans engage with issues through other emotional and sensory means as well, and mediums such as theatre, comedy, film, and painting can be especially impactful. Climate change communicators can and should seek to engage these other ways of knowing, harnessing the power and interconnectedness of the arts to illuminate the importance of safeguarding our planet's health for future generations.
Join us virtually on Earth Day at 7 p.m. MT for a special evening of climate conversation hosted by Denver7 Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson, featuring a diverse lineup of filmmakers, artists, performers, and more:
• James Balog, award-winning photographer and founder of the Earth Vision Institute and the Extreme Ice Survey
• Kenya Fashaw, playwright and performer
• Jane Kim, visual artist, science illustrator, and founder of Ink Dwell
• Beth Osnes, associate professor of Theatre and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder
This free public event is presented by the Institute in partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver7, and the CU Boulder Center for Humanities and the Arts. The event will also be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.