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“Youth In Action: Environmental Activism Through Engaged Art” Livestream with Earth Echo & UF SEFS
February 2, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join Scientist in Every Florida School and EarthEcho International for a conversation with Xavier Cortada, an artist, Professor of Practice at the University of Miami Department of Art and Art History, and Artist-in-Residence at Pinecrest Gardens. Particularly environmentally focused, the work he develops is intended to generate awareness and action towards issues of global climate change and social justice. Xavier strives to use socially engaged art and science to activate change-makers throughout the world.
This conversation will be led by EarthEcho’s Youth Leaders, Apurva Iyengar and Ameilia Fortgang, who play a key role leading EarthEcho’s education programs while developing and implementing campaigns to mobilize their peers worldwide to protect our water planet.
Guest Expert: Xavier Cortada
Xavier Cortada is an artist and professor of practice at the University of Miami Department of Art and Art History. Over the past three decades, the Cuban-American artist has created art at the North and South poles and across 6 continents, including more than 75 public artworks and dozens of installations, collaborative murals and socially engaged projects. The crux of Cortada’s work finds itself rooted in a deep conceptual engagement of his participants. Particularly environmentally focused, the work Cortada develops is intended to generate awareness and action towards issues of global climate change. Learn more at www.cortada.com.
Hosts: EarthEcho International Youth Leaders Apurva Iyengar and Amelia Fortgang
A Livestream Production by EarthEcho International and Scientist in Every Florida School.
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