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Human Impacts Miami: How do we thrive on the front lines of climate change?
December 12, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm| Free
Join us for the most inspiring event of the year, combining performance and the roots of MIami’s diverse cultures to to find common solutions around addressing one of the most challenging issues of our times–climate change.
Explore with us the emotional response to climate in one of the U.S.’s most climate-vulnerable states, while seeing how Germany has negotiated multicultural action on climate change in the EU, through performance, discussion, and joint action. From “”emotional security”” to “”financial security””, meet with diverse leaders from the Miamicommunity to see how we are consistently coping with climate change impacts and the innovative approaches, and resources needed, to face unique decision-making challenges and opportunities.Celebrate the local initiatives from Miami communities, government, companies, and more, while looking at how we ensure our personal security in the face of uncertainty. Invited special guests include:
Special guests include:
Dr. Georg Maue, First Secretary of Climate and Energy Policy, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany;
Dr. Kenneth Broad, Director, University’s Abess Center for Ecosystem Science, University of Miami;
Xavier Cortada, Artist-in-Residence, Florida International University College of Architecture + The Arts;
Chad Oppenheim, Principal/Lead Designer, Oppenheim Architecture+Design;
Marta Viciedo, Community Organizer, High Water Line/Miami;
Dr. Hugh Gladwell, Miami-Dade County Climate Change Advisory Task Force and Associate Professor, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, FIU
Live performances from modern dancer and choreographer, Becca Pelham and more TBA
At the Human Impacts Institute, we inspire action for strong communities and a healthy environment through hands-on, service education, coalition building, and using arts and culture for social good. For more info:http://www.HumanImpactsInstitute.org/