- Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
- Venue: TBA
New York University
New York, NY 10003 United States
Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
Co-sponsored by the Department of Art & Public Policy, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Rising sea levels, drought, food insecurity, intensified hurricanes, and wildfires are some of the many markers of the exacerbating climate crisis. Despite the clear and present danger of climate change, governments are failing to take the action needed to stave off its worst effects. Meanwhile, tens of millions of people, primarily from poor communities and the Global South, are displaced by climate impacts every year only to be met by rising xenophobia, anti-migrant sentiment, and militarized borders. This panel brings together journalists, activists, frontline organizers, academics, and artists to discuss the inextricable links between migration and climate catastrophe. We consider what an intersectional movement for migrant rights and climate justice could look like, the threat posed by right-wing populist governments to the rights of migrants, and the role of arts and culture in creating bold visions for a just future. Curated and moderated by Thanushka (Thanu) Yakupitiyage, the A/P/A Institute at NYU 2018-19 Artist-in-Residence.
Photo by Brooke Anderson, Survival Media Agency (provided by 350.org).