About this event
The World We Need: An Exploration of Art and Justice, will investigate the relationship between art and environmental justice through a virtual exhibition hosted by Fix, Grist Magazine’s solutions lab. It will highlight the incredible work of artists (and Grist 50 Fixers) Favianna Rodriguez and Beka Economopoulos–Director of The Natural History Museum, both of whom were recently featured in the book, The World We Need.
This event is open to the public, so feel free to invite others as well! See below for event details and the registration link.
The World We Need: An Exploration of Art & Justice
May 27th at 7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. CT / 5 p.m. MT / 4 p.m. PT / 1 p.m. in Hawaii.
About the presenters
Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and social justice activist based in Oakland, California. Her art and praxis address migration, gender justice, climate change, racial equity, and sexual freedom. She is the cofounder and president of The Center for Cultural Power, a national organization igniting change at the intersection of art, culture, and social justice
Beka Economopoulos has been an environmental justice activist for nearly 20 years. She is a cofounder of The Natural History Museum (a traveling museum and museum transformation project), a founding member of the social justice arts collective Not An Alternative, and co-organizer and board member of the 2017 March for Science.
Tune in on May 27 to converse with these artist-Fixers and learn how art can be used as a tool to build justice in the post-pandemic age. We look forward to seeing you there!
Grist is a nonprofit, independent media organization dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a just future. Our goal is to use the power of storytelling to illuminate the way toward a better world, inspire millions of people to walk that path with us, and show that the time for action is now.
Fix is Grist’s solutions lab. We combine creative storytelling with network-building and events. Our work amplifies stories of hope and progress, shines a light on bright ideas and the people behind them, and brings together a growing community of visionaries — we call them Fixers — who are leading the way to a planet that works for everyone.