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Science and Art in a Climate of Change: A Dialogue of Nations

Science and Art in a Climate of Change: A Dialogue of Nations

In a unique exchange of ideas and artistic expression, islanders, climate change experts, and political leaders will explore the very real threats to islands across the South Pacific, the "canaries in the coal mine" of climate change.

Thursday, October 13, 2011
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Glorya Kaufman Hall Theatre, 2nd Floor
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Deep in the Pacific, the island nations of Kiribati, Tokelau, and Tuvalu are among the first to feel the direct affects of climate change as they submerge under rising sea levels. In response, the Water is Rising national tour offers a personal plea by island dancers and musicians for better global awareness and action.

UCLA is proud to launch Water is Rising and invites you to a very special conversation and performance, Science and Art in a Climate of Change: A Dialogue of Nations. In a unique exchange of ideas and artistic expression, islanders, climate change experts, and political leaders will explore the very real threats to islands across the South Pacific, the "canaries in the coal mine" of climate change.

Dialogue led by Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board

Featuring:

Water is Rising Dance Company with Spokesman
Mikaele Maiava, Kai Te Gali Mai Nukunonu (Tokelau)
Frances Tebau, Te Waa Mai Kiribati (Kiribati)
Andrew Semeli, Pa Laumilo (Tuvalu)

UCLA Interdisciplinary Experts:

Paul Barber, South Pacific Marine Diversity (Indonesia)
Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Pacific Island literature and the environment
Alex Hall, Climate Science and Dynamics


Cost : Free and open to the public.

FionaNagle
(310) 206-2413
www.environment.ucla.edu/calendar/showevent.asp?eventid=622
finagle@ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): , World Arts & Cultures/Dance, Center for Intercultural Performance, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability