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City Of Rising Waters: A Symposium

Sunday, Oct 22, 2017

To mark the 5th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy -- a watershed moment for New Yorkers' awareness of the devastating impacts of climate change -- join us for an afternoon program examining how New York City can survive + embrace its future as a coastal city surrounded by rising waters

Sponsor: The Museum of the City of New York

Conversation One | 2:00 pm
"Confronting the Unthinkable"
Novelist Amitav Ghosh, author of The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable, joins Dr. Naomi Oreskes, author and historian of science + Dr. Elke Weber, psychologist and social theorist, for a wide-ranging conversation moderated by journalist Andrew Revkin about the cultural and psychological context of climate change and the extreme difficulty we experience in facing the facts -- and the future -- head-on.

Conversation Two | 3:30 pm
"Community Responses to Climate Change"
In the face of inaction at the national level, cities and their residents represent the best hope for an effective response to climate change. Join a group of artists and community organizers at the forefront of these interventions for a conversation about creative approaches to climate change, from grassroots initiatives to provocative artistic projects. Speakers: Cecil Corbin-Mark, Deputy Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice; Mary Mattingly, visual artist + founder of Swale, a floating food forest built atop a barge; Genea Foster, Climate Justice Policy Coordinator at UPROSE: + Courtney St. John (moderator), Director of Energy Transition, Climate Nexus

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2-6 PM

Location: The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue

RSVP: MCNY

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