Climate Justice with Terisa Siagatonu

Wed January 22nd 2020, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Event Sponsor
American Indian Organization, Queer Student Resources, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Office for Religious Life, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Women's Community Center, Creative Writing Program, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
WCC Main Lounge
Climate Justice with Terisa Siagatonu

The Women's Community Center is excited to host poet and community organizer Terisa Siagatonu for a workshop on how we can understand climate change through frameworks of justice, how we can better center healing and care work in our activism, and how we can use art to wildly imagine and create a future that centers the voices of those that have been historically marginalized.

Dinner Provided, RSVP here.

Terisa Siagatonu is an award-winning touring poet, teaching artist, and community activist born and rooted in the Bay Area. Her voice in the poetry world as a queer Sāmoan woman has granted her opportunities to perform in places such as the White House (Obama administration), the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris, the Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane, Australia, and the 2019 SF Women's March. One of the most memorable moments in her career was receiving President Obama's Champion of Change Award for her activism as a poet/organizer in her Pacific Islander community. With numerous viral poetry videos garnering over millions of views collectively, Terisa's writing/teaching blends the personal, cultural, and political in a way that calls for healing, courage, justice, and truth. A 2019 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 100 List Honoree, Terisa's work has been published in Poetry Magazine and has been featured on Button Poetry, CNN, NBCNews, NPR, KQED, Huffington Post, Everyday Feminism, The Guardian, andBuzzfeed.Folks of all identities, backgrounds, and prior levels of experience are welcome to this event. For questions, comments, or concerns please contact Abigail Varney at avarney [at]

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