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2 DEGREES: poetry in response to climate change
@ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMFree
Avenue 50 Studio presents
a reading celebrating the launch of the chapbook anthology
poetry in response to climate change
A bilingual literary project in conjunction with Avenue 50 Studio’s visual art group exhibition on the dangers of climate change.
FEATURING READINGS BY:
Art Currim, Christine Jordan, elena minor, Fernando Salinas, Gloria Enedina Alvarez, Jacqueline Tchakalian, Leslie Gray, Linda Dove, Lisa Alvarez, Luis Antonio Pichardo, Mildred Fuentes-Chung, Ron Baca, Sharon Kunde, Xitllali Garcia, and Yvonne M. Estrada
WITH OPEN MIC, bring your poetry!
For the past 10,000 years Earth’s temperature has been a steady warm, but rising C02 levels have been pushing that temperature to a dangerous point. Climate experts around the world are warning us of our Earth’s temperature climbing higher each year. An additional 2° Celsius is the number they’ve given us as the point of no return. At this level scientists expect longer droughts; an increase in extreme weather; animals and plants will be at a higher risk of extinction; the Arctic will keep melting; crop yields will decrease; and freshwater will decline. Yet, roughly 40% of the population doesn’t believe in climate change, with many of those believing it’s a hoax. What do you think?
Chapbooks will be available for sale and singing. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served.
April 20th 2019 | 6:00 pm
Free | Donations Accepted
TRANSPORTATION: Parking is available behind the building, enter through the unpaved driveway.. Avenue 50 is also available via Metro Highland Park Station and Southwest Station stops, and by bus line 81 on Figueroa and Avenue 50. There is also street parking, though very limited.
ACCESSIBILITY: Space is accessible by wheelchair from the front entrance, bathroom has limited accessibility. Archways are narrow. Sound in the event space has some echoing.
accoutrements: a public literary series is a project made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.