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Grab a meal and have a conversation with the Human Impacts Institute's 2020 Creative Climate Awards curators and their special guests. Explore the intersection of the climate crisis with issues, such as racial justice, gentrification, waste and consumerism with NYC's leading cultural institutions, policymakers, artists and activists. Each week will be facilitated by a different CCA guest curator. Join us for them all! Friday, November 13th: Bronx Council on the Arts highlights artist Kim Dacres in conversation with Morgan Goodwin, Senior Chapter Director of the Sierra Club, Los Angeles, guided by guest curator Arianna Reyes. The two lifelong friends discuss the importance of community, and how the stories we tell about environmentalism in communities of color reproduce and break away from long-standing concepts of race and class. Friday, November 20th: The Other Side of the Sun: An Afrofuturist approach to Climate Change Join our guest curator from The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA) in a conversation that explores the sociopolitical impact of urban displacement, racism, consumerism and climate change on Black and indigenous communities, and the conditions necessary to help achieve environmental equity. Featuring mixed media artists Kimberly Becoat, Siara Mencia, and Run P., in community with Whitney McGuire and Dominique Drakeford of Sustainable Brooklyn. Moderated by Amy Andrieux, Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA).Friday, November 27th: WATCH the new, inspiring film, GATHER, with your family! Join our special WEDNESDAY De-colonizing Food in America Thanksgiving Celebration and get the free code.Friday, December 4th: Materials for the Arts , New York City’s premier reuse facility, models an approach for the future for how cities can save millions of dollars worth of supplies from going into the waste stream and redirect those supplies to artists. John Cloud Kaiser, the Director of Education at MFTA will engage Thad Copeland, Deputy Director of Sustainability at the NYC Department of Education alongside Creative Climate Awards artists Tijay Mohammed, Dianne Smith and Annalisa Iadicicco in conversations about how their artwork with reusable materials impacts sustainability and empowering underserved communities through the arts.Friday, December 11th: Embodying Shaolin: a conversation on resistance and resilience. Join Snug Harbor Cultural Center's VP of Curation, Melissa West, and Staten Island based artist, Jahtiek Long in a discussion on community narratives, the future of the (sub)urban waterfront, and how arts/culture can be a catalyst for social change. Learn how local artists and cultural producers are redefining Staten Island’s story of place.Friday, December 18th: Chinatown Art Brigade, Explore the intersection of climate crisis and gentrification. Climate gentrification has been described as wealthy people seeking refuge from the effects of climate catastrophe as they move into neighborhoods further away from floodlines that were once considered undesirable - like in the case of Miami-Dade County. At the same time, NYC is witnessing an upsurge in luxury real estate development along the waterfront in hazardous floodplain areas. Tune in to hear about how activists are organizing around these issues.This event is a part of the Human Impacts Institute's 2020 Creative Climate Awards, a month-long festival of art and ideas that connect us to climate action for a just and livable world.Thanks to Invoking the Pause and TECO for their support of this year's CCAs.

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