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

Part of the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance's Artist Alphabet Series. This event is co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance & UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

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

Thursday, October 13, 2011
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
UCLA Glorya Kaufman Hall Theatre, 2nd Floor
Dialogue and Performance, meet and greet to follow.

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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
Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Pacific Island literature and the environment
Alex Hall, Climate Science and Dynamics

For inquiries: Dr. Fiona Nagle, finagle@ucla.edu, (310) 206-2413

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