In just over a week, the United Nations is holding a summit on climate change in New York City. Leading up to the meeting, tens of thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands, will mobilize in the city to demand real action and not just more posturing and resolutions.
As many of you know, I have been hard at work putting together a choral performance to bring an artistic and emotional element to the proceedings. I worked with poet Vanessa Gabb and wrote a seven minute piece that imagines life in a world ravaged by global warming, where "to be awake is to be a war/there is nowhere left to be." We have 20 active singers. There has been a lot of interest in this project and I'm pleased that we will have three performance opportunities to share this with you.
Creative Climate Awards Launch Party, Monday 9/15
event runs 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM (we perform about 7:15)
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York
1 E 42nd St, NY, NY 10017 between 5th & Madison Avenue
RSVP required: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/841666
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/256401564571008/
The performance will be coordinated with an interpretive dance, choreographed by Natalie Deryn Johnson of NatalieInMotion, a multi- media dance company based in NYC.
NYC Climate Convergence
Closing Plenary, Saturday 9/20 at 7 PM (doors at 6:30 p.m.)
St. Peter's Church | 619 Lexington Avenue
We will perform alongside speeches from major movement figures including:
Naomi Klein -- Author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, No Logo, The Shock Doctrine
Jacqui Patterson -- NAACP Environmental & Climate Justice Program
Desmond D'Sa -- 2014 Goldman Prize recipient from South Africa
Olga Bautista -- Southeast Side Coalition Against Petcoke
Facebook event for the convergence
People's Climate March, Sunday 9/21
Music bloc party at the end of the march, around 34th St.
If you would like to try to meet us for this outdoor performance, send me an e-mail and I will make sure to send you as many specifics as possible as they develop.
Facebook event for the march
Hope to see you there!
Josh and the People's Climate Chorus