Theater and Policy Salon Humanitini – Visions in Progress: Climate and Community, Washington, DC
November 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm GMT-4
As the critical global climate change talks enter the home stretch in mid-November 2021, this Humanitini conversation will combine theater, community, and policy perspectives on climate change and climate resilience for waterfront and coastal communities in DC and around the world.
Digital performances of the play US IN THE PAST and an excerpt from the play AMERICA REX will depict the magnitude of the climate challenge. These artworks will be followed by a panel conversation with advocates, experts, and community leaders will explore how residents can seize their own agency and take action to shape climate change resilience in DC and communities globally.
We will discuss tangible ways that communities in DC can expand climate resilience through influencing Board of Zoning Appeals zoning decisions, DC’s Comprehensive Plan, and choices in transportation, housing, and energy. Participants will be asked to imagine actionable visions for a balanced and equitable climate future for waterfront and coastal communities in DC and beyond.
Uwe S. Brandes – Professor of the Practice, Faculty Director of the Urban & Regional Planning Program, Faculty Director of the Georgetown Global Cities Initiative and affiliated faculty in the Science, Technology, and International Affairs Program at the Walsh School of Foreign Service and adjunct faculty at the Georgetown Law Center
Mr. Dennis Chestnut – Resilience Hub Advisory Board Member Fauntery Center and Member of the Resilience Hub Community Committee
Tom Minter – Playwright of America Rex
Dr. Estelle-Marie Montgomery – Executive Director of Faunteroy Community Enrichment Center
Matthew R. Wilson – Associate Professor of Theatre, The George Washington University)
Michael Feldman – Moderator
Nathan Ellis – US IN THE PAST
The event is co-hosted by the Theater and Policy Salon and the Corcoran School for the Arts & Design at The George Washington University. The event is co-sponsored by the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Southwest Washington, DC.
This is a program of HumanitiesDC and was supported by a grant from HumanitiesDC and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Photo credit: Susanne Nilsson, Wave, Creative Commons.