Water Is Rising
Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 3:30 PM (EST)
Water Is Rising
Sunday, November 20; 3:30 p.m.
With Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH, director, Human Health and Global Environmental Change Program of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School; Michaele Maiava, Tokelau government councilman; Andrew Semeli, Tuvalu Parliamentarian Assistant; and Water Is Rising performers from Kiribati. In a conversation facilitated by Eli Kintisch, Science magazine reporter and author, Hack the Planet: Science's Best Hope - or Worts Nightmare - for Averting Climate Catastrophe. This presentation is part of the ongoing When Science Meets Art series.
The tiny Pacific atolls of Kiribati, Tokelau, and Tuvalu are facing the consequences of global warming first hand. Living at elevations of three to five meters above sea level, their inhabitants risk seeing their cultures become the first on Earth to be submerged by rising seas. Discover through song, dance, and discussion the legacy of their traditions, their precarious position, and their desire that the world not overlook them. This program complements the Water Is Rising concert, curated by Judy Mitoma director of UCLA’s Center for Intercultural Performance, which brings together 36 carefully selected artists from the smallest countries on their first performance tour in the United States.
Advance registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, November 6 (Thursday, November 3 for Museum members).
A co-presentation of the Museum of Science and World Music/CRASHarts.
More about this season of Adult Offerings at the Museum of Science:
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