Join us for installment No. 2 of the Electropositive live podcast series, PosiTalks. This time we're exploring the current question, "Is Change Real?". Our favorite soldier of Love, Uli Beutter-Cohen will hosting the evening, breaking it down and chopping it up with Futurist, Jacob Park; Comedian, Jasmine Pierce and; Historian, Kamau Ware.
About our Guests:
Jacob Park: Jacob is a futurist and Principal Sustainability Advisor at Forum for the Future, an international non-profit working globally with business, government and other organizations to solve complex sustainability challenges. He's worked on a diverse array of projects ranging from sustainable apparel in India to fisheries management in Belize to climate resilience in Bangkok to the future of the retail industry here in the US. He's worked with a wide range of organizations including Levi's, the Rockefeller Foundation, Target, Unilever, Diageo, and the Outdoor Industry Association, among many others. He's spoken at SXSW Eco and Net Impact, and has been a guest lecturer at the School of Visual Arts in New York and Goldsmiths, University of London.
Jasmine Pierce: Jasmine is a New York City based comedian, writer, and actress. She's the host of Sleepyhead Podcast, a writer at Reductress, including writing for the podcast Mouth Time. She is also a contributor to many online publications including Funny or Die News, CollegeHumor, Someecards, and Elite Daily. She performs stand up comedy regularly around the city at venues including Caroline’s, Gotham Comedy Club, The Stand, and many more! She holds a BFA with Honors in Theatre from New York University and trained in comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade. She is a founding member of the sketch team Fun with Jerks that is currently producing the web series Sisters, Again! inspired by all of your favorite 90's twins-reunited sitcoms!
Kamau Ware: Kamau (ka/ma/oo) Ware is the Founder and Lead Creative of Black Gotham Experience. Black Gotham Experience is an immersive multimedia project that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City. Black Gotham is a real and imagined place, an expansive public experience that includes interactive walking tours through Manhattan’s Financial District, a developing trilogy of photography-based graphic novels, and a web series, weaving together art, research, fashion and entertainment. The heart of this experience are three stories that revisit Manhattan in 1623 and move forward through the next three centuries: Other Side of Wall Street, Caesar’s Rebellion, and Citizen Hope. Kamau blends historical frameworks with creative visual storytelling for smart and engaging experiences. He is also a photographic artist, and owner and curator of Kamau Studios in Red Hook. He holds a BS from the University of Pittsburgh in Interdisciplinary Studies.
About our host, Uli Beutter Cohen and Subway Book Review:
Uli started Subway Book Review as an interview project on social media in 2013. Now nearing 100k followers, with 68k+ on Instagram. Uli and SBR has been featured in print and online in The Guardian, The BBC, Teen Vogue, Cherry Bombe, The Atlantic/City Lab, Refinery29, Bustle, New York Magazine/Select All and more.
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