September 23, 2016

We Are Not Drowning, We Are Fighting!

A Night of Poetry and Conversation Featuring:
Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Marshallese poet and climate justice activist
In Conversation with Jo Ann Hardesty, President of NAACP Portland ChapterClimate change is forcing us to ask ourselves questions we never thought we'd have to – like how do you create art to represent a place that may not even exist 50 years from now? Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner, a climate justice activist and writer from the disappearing Marshall Islands highlights the impending threats of climate change, the traumas of colonialism, racism, forced migration, and the legacy of American nuclear testing.

Thurs. Sept 29, 7-9pm
First Unitarian Church
1011 SW 12th Ave (Eliot Chapel)
Portland, OR 97205

Tickets are $10. No one will be turned away. Please RSVP by clicking here.
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Co-sponsored by: COFA Alliance National Network, Coalition of Communities of Color, Oregon Environmental Council, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, and Renew Oregon