Islands at the Edge: Climate Change, Globalization, and Island Culture
October 1, 2014
Join museum curator Jenny Newell, in company with Tina Stege of the Marshallese Educational Initiative, and featuring a digital contribution from the poet/activist who opened the UN Climate Summit, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner.
Dr. Jennifer Newell is curator of Pacific Ethnography. Her particular interests are in material culture and the relationship between Pacific Islanders and their environments. Her major research project explores climate change and cultural change in the Pacific.
Tina Stege is a liaison for the Marshallese Educational Initiative, a non-profit which raises awareness on issues affecting Marshallese in the US as well as the islands.
Web resources on Climate Change in the Pacific:
- Pacific Climate Change Science's Climate Tools
- Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme's Climate Change resources
- Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner talks about her poem, "Tell Them" and living with climate crisis in the Marshall Islands on tcktcktck: the Global Call for Climate Action
- There Once Was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho
- Trailer for the film Sun Come Up about the Carteret Islands.
- The Rising Tide, a 10 minute YouTube documentary about Kiribati
- Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner addresses the UN Climate Summit, Sept. 23, 2014 on YouTube
- Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner's video poem for her daughter on YouTube
- Statement and poem by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner at Climate Change Summit 2014
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