Artist Carolyn Monastra will discuss the impacts of climate change on our individual and environmental health (which she has documented through her ongoing Witness Tree project), and lead participants in brainstorming solutions, including political action. Using recycled materials, attendees will be encouraged to create hand-made postcards voicing their concerns about climate change and health. These postcards will first be displayed on a “Live Witness Tree” outside the Old Stone House and later be sent to local and national politicians. Participants will hang their postcards on this tree in exchange for a small photo from The Witness Tree project to take home: each of the project prints includes tips for how to reduce one’s personal carbon footprint and suggested community-based climate actions.
All ages welcome! We will display postcards by students from MS 51 and members of the #GetOrganizedBK Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights committee will be present to discuss specific campaigns and actions.
** This event is presented in conjunction with our current exhibition “Being Well: In Search of Utopia?” on view through October 8, of artists’ visions for health and wellness.
**Meet at the Washington Park fence, 5th avenue between 3rd and 4th streets.**
Photo: Etienne Frossard