Increasingly there is a greater number of our artists, musicians, and performers who are addressing climate justice or injustice as the case may be. As islanders experience flooding at the edges, those of us till dry and thinking there is still time and a Plan B might do well to listen to our poets and spoken word artists. Here are three such performers, two added this week to our climate change special collection on EarthSayers.tv. Give a listen in just three quick clicks and share the performances of these three dedicated and talented artists. Spread their stories.
Spoken word artist Isabella Borgeson shares her poem on the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), one of the strongest storms to ever hit the Philippines (November 8, 2013). Four minute video published by Climate One on YouTube on May 14, 2016. Click here. (4:00)
This multimedia video produced by the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board features Elijah Furquan, a spoken word artist in Milwaukee, WI, who describes the effects of extreme heat on his urban community.Uploaded to YouTube on Dec 22, 2010. (2:46) Click here.
Spoken word artist Terisa Siagatonu (Samoan) shares her poem on climate change and talks about the realities of climate change from her unique perspective as a spoken word artist/arts educator, community activist, and Project Director for PIER: the Pacific Islander Education and Retention project at UCLA, an access project that exists to combat the low matriculation rates of Pacific Islander students into higher education by offering services ranging from free tutoring, mentorship, and peer advising to Pacific Islander high school students in Los Angeles. Published on May 23, 2016 by Climate One. Click here. (6:00)
Published by Ruth Ann Barrett, Sustainability Advocate, May 27th, 2016, Portland, Oregon.