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Saturday, February 29 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Is Being Climate-Woke Enough? Artist Power for Climate Justice FULL

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Layel Camargo and Favianna Rodriguez will discuss the intersections of climate change and racial justice, and explore cultural strategies for helping to protect our only home. Our current relationship to the earth is based on destructive myths that have shaped our cultural imaginations since colonization, building a society around fossil fuel extraction and labor exploitation. We are in an urgent time given the climate crisis and now more than ever we need artist leadership. Join Camargo and Rodriguez as they discuss the intersections of climate justice and racial justice and more, and explore cultural strategies for helping to protect our only home. How, then, do we undergo a process of massive and rapid transformative change to save our species and be in best relationship with the planet? How can we create a new mythology through the creation of culture. Artists can help us see and lead us to the future we need to thrive along mother earth.

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Favianna Rodriguez

Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and activist based in Oakland, California. Her work and collaborative initiatives address migration, economic inequality, gender justice, and ecology. Favianna leads art interventions around the United States... Read More →
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Layel Camargo

(They/Them/Theirs) is an Indigenous descendant of the Yaqui and Mayo tribes from the Sonoran Desert and was born and raised in the border town of San Diego, CA. Layel, a transgender & non binary person, graduated from University of California Santa Cruz and has experience as a former... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Tateuchi Democracy Lab, Japanese American National Museum 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

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