Spurring Action on Climate Change through Artistic Engagement
Join us in our second lunch-hour, 2022 Climate & Energy talk as speakers Dianne Brakarsh, Russ Bennett, and John Greenler discuss 350 Madison Arts Collective. 350 Madison climate change activists find that bringing art and live dance into their communications can significantly increase turnout and engagement. This is true with issues ranging from stopping tar-sands oil pipelines, to raising awareness on how the fossil fuel industry is funded. The 350 Madison Arts Collective has been known to show up to perform mock weddings, Broadway-style dances and as communities of environmentally threatened animals. Behind the fun is the serious effort to mobilize people to take action on climate change and work toward a just and clean energy future.
Our 2022 Climate & Energy Series continues to explore how Wisconsin leaders are moving beyond incrementalism to transformational action and the importance of communicating your message. These conversations are designed to foster discussion and peer learning among experts, practitioners, and climate-concerned community members regarding local solutions to global environmental challenges. Join us for these virtual discussions to build a collective sense of purpose, knowledge, and action as we face the many challenges of our time. See our archive of previous series presentations here.
Climate & Energy Series presentations are free and open to the public with advance online registration (Zoom link and phone-in details will be provided upon registration).
Wisconsin Academy Offices
1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608.733.6633 x25