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Amitav Ghosh, moderated by Emily Raboteau

Amitav Ghosh, author of The Great Derangement, will read and discuss the imaginative possibilities of climate awareness and action.  Moderated by writer and activist Emily Raboteau, co-sponsored by the MFA for Poets and WritersOrion , the Department of Comparative Literature, and the Environmental Humanities Program.

Free and open to the public. Get tickets.

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Part of Transforming Crisis

The University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center (FAC) in partnership with the Master of Fine Arts for Poets and Writers (MFA), and the School of Earth & Sustainability (SES) is hosting a semester-long series, Transforming Crisis, devoted to illuminating ecological crises and addressing climate injustice. With support from the Chancellor's Sustainability Advisory Committee, the series includes performances, readings, and discussions with prominent scholars, scientists, and artists, along with students and community members about pressing environmental issues, promising solutions, and the power of creative arts to inspire collective action.

TRANSFORMING CRISIS seeks to precipitate action, transformation, collaboration, even joy.  What can we learn from the tumult of the moment?  What is the solace of beauty? What are the possibilities of action? All free or low-cost and open to the public, these events articulate a desire to trace the connections between science, culture, activism, and the arts. They traverse the territory between art and citizenship. The series will also investigate the possibilities of action on the UMass campus and in the world.