Registrar's Office Presents
Monday, January 20, 2020
MLK and Climate Justice: A Path Forward
Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
7:15 pm – 9:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Special Event: Groundwater Arts
Featuring Anna Lathrop, Annalisa Dias and Tara MosesThis is a mandatory event for all Citizen Science students.
The climate crisis is the most pressing issue of our time. In this session, Groundwater members: Annalisa, Anna, and Tara, will discuss the intersections between racial justice and the climate crisis, specifically water access, using Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s teachings as the foundation. This session provides hands-on, proactive tools students can take back to their studies and carry with them well into their academic careers. Groundwater Arts is an artist-led organization with Annalisa Dias, Anna Lanthrop, Ronee Penoi, and Tara Moses. Our goal is to help arts institutions and individuals move toward a just and equitable future that responds to the ongoing crisis of climate change through a climate justice lens.
Anna Lathrop is a graphic designer, visual artist, and theatre maker based in Lenape territory (New York City). Her work is rooted in Theatre of the Oppressed pedagogy and alternative-process theatre development. Anna is a designer who focuses on decentering and decolonizing Western visual and graphic design. She is also a member of New York Shakespeare Exchange Dramaturgy Cohort and Parity Productions. Formerly she was the Executive Director of The Muse Project, a theatre focusing on upending the current theatrical paradigm surrounding the creation and ownership of new work by women actors. She has worked with the Washington DC Coalition for Theatre & Social Justice, NYSX, Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, EST Youngblood, among others.
Annalisa Dias is a Goan-American citizen artist, theatre maker and community organizer who currently lives and works in Piscataway territory (Washington DC). She works the intersection of racial justice and care for the earth. Annalisa is currently part of a research team assembled by Theater Communications Group to develop a workbook for the national theatre field on equitable research, evaluation, and assessment. She has facilitated dialogue and presented on anti-oppression and decolonization at numerous national conferences including Theater Communications Group, Kennedy Center Directing & Dramaturgy Intensive, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, American Alliance for Theatre Educators, Shakespeare Theatre Association, among others. (Photo by Teresa Castracane)
Tara Moses is a citizen of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma with kinship in Mvskoke Nation, director, and playwright. She is currently part of the Unsettling Dramaturgy Colloquium, an online research colloquium bringing together Crip and Indigenous dramaturgs and theatre makers from across the Americas, for a year of collaborative programming to explore the unique intersections between our lives and practices. She is a member of Lincoln Center Directors Lab and DirectorsLabChicago. Tara consults with nonprofits on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; social media strategy; decolonizing development; consensus organizing; and grant writing with Sharpshooter Communications. She holds a B.A. in theatre from the University of Tulsa.
For more information, call 845-758-6822.
Time: 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Location: Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater