#ClimateDiploDay 2015 with Climate sHeros-Making Climate Action Personal

The Human Impacts Institute and members of the EU diplomatic community invite you to join us to celebrate #ClimateDiploDay 2015 with Climate sHeros-Making Climate Action Personal.

Don’t know how you can make a difference on climate change?
Get inspired by the personal stories of diverse New York women who are leading the way in combating global climate change…and see their stories reimagined through art, live music, poetry and performance. Stay for networking, climate actions, and the announcement of the 2015 Creative Climate Awards selection.

When: Wednesday June 17, 6:30 – 9
6:30 Networking reception
7 Performances begin
Where: Consulate of France in NYC, 934 Fifth Ave (between 74th and 75th)
RSVP highly recommended. Space is limited.
RSVP here: http://climatediploday.bpt.me

The artists participating include:

● Shan Gao: A singer-songwriter, Shan had two number 1 hit songs in China this year.

● Honeychild Coleman: Kentucky native Honeychild Coleman’s avant- electro-pop sound has infiltrated New York’s Dub scene.

● Emily Danger: Emily Danger is a classically trained Brooklyn vocalist whose music is described as “Dark Cabaret Rock.”

● Lea Fulton: A performance artist, Lea has done moveable theater, a dance film collaboration and choreographed music videos.

● Julie Patton: A poet, vocalist and composer, Julie has performed at the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe and the Whitney Museum.

“By sharing these women’s’ stories of triumph, heartbreak, and perseverance, we are showcasing the human side of climate change and challenging each of us to find our role to play in creating solutions,” commented Amy Braunschweiger, advisor to the program. And the stories are diverse–participating ‘Climate sHeros’ range from a NASA scientist to a South Bronx community activist to a high school student who became an activist after losing her home in Hurricane Sandy. HII had their stories recorded and edited into podcasts, while also creating a moveable, designed outdoor exhibit featuring the women and their work. The women’s inspiring stories touch on issues underpinning climate change, like racism and social justice. The end goal: To inspire New Yorkers to take on climate change.

Climate sHeros is a series of the Human Impacts Stories from the Human Impacts Institute. This program is possible with the support of: German Consulate in NYC, Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN, French Consulate in NYC, Permanent Mission of France to the UN, EU Commission, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I), StoryCorps, Winter’s Past (Isaac Kestenbaum and Josie Holtzman), Andrew Shea, Amy Braunschweiger and all of the women who shared their stories and inspire us to follow their footsteps: Kazi Ateea, Wendy Brawer, Majora Carter, Aria Doe, Jeanne Dupont, Gioya DeSouza-Fennelly, Kim Fraczek, Jean Gardner, Sarah Levine, Sabine Marx, Helen Matsos, Mary Miss, Eve Mosher, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Anasa Scott, Courtney St. John, Shino Tanikawa, Annie Willis, and Bethany Yarrow.

Pictures are available online: https://www.flickr.com/photos/consulfrancenyc/sets/72157654666920056

Last modified on 18/06/2015

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