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CWLCA Story Circle

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October 1, 2020
12:00 pm-1:30 pm


Free admission
Arts Extension Service

Movements for social justice, climate action and climate justice, rely on the rich, oral story-sharing traditions in virtually every culture of the world. Drawing on those practices, we will host a story circle to give every participant an opportunity to speak your story of how you came to be the artist and leader you are today. What are your dreams for future generations? What gifts do you bring as an artist/professional/leader?

Free. Open to women and nonbinary people. Pre-registration required.


JuPong Lin, Program Director, MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College presents CWLCA Story Circle as part of the Creative Women Leading Climate Action symposium.

A Taiwanese-born immigrant, JuPong Lin is an educator, cultural worker, decolonial artist, and institutional activist who works in solidarity with climate justice. Her community performances fuse Taiwanese ancestral traditions with poetics, paperfolding and Qigong. She cultivates kinship between peoples of different lands and creates bridges to ancestral wisdom and healing.


Creative Women Leading Climate Action is presented by the UMass Arts Extension Service, Augusta Savage Gallery, Women of Color Leadership Network, College of Humanities and Fine Arts Advising and Career Center, Department of History Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series, Department of Theater , and UMass Amherst Center at Springfield with support from Women for UMass Amherst, UMass Sustainability Innovation and Engagement Fund, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Arts Extension Service’s Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative.


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