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Monday, November 30

Despite what many right-wing politicians preach, climate change is real. For Florida dwellers, there’s no denying the ever-increasing sea-level rise creeping into the streets. In a refreshing show of awareness and creativity, the City of Hialeah — one of the state’s cities most vulnerable to climate change — presents “Clima,” a solo art exhibit by Xavier Cortada addressing sea-level rise and global climate change.

During the first 12 days of the exhibit, Cortada will convene a series of participatory performances and panel discussions on sea-level rise, global climate change, and environmental impact with a diverse group of scientists and community leaders, including the school superintendent, a bishop, an infectious-disease expert, an historian, a literature professor, an environmental lawyer, and a county commissioner. Cortada will present videos, silk-screens, digital prints, solar panel paintings, and more.

“Clima” begins Monday at 6 p.m. with a panel discussion, followed by a reception and screening of Cortada’s film Five Actions to Stop Sea Level Rise at the Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment (4800 Palm Ave., Hialeah). Admission is free. Call 305-889-5701 or visit