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PART V — Will Arts and Culture Build Public Momentum for Ambitious Climate Policies at COP26?

Date: Thursday, November 19 – 12:00-1:30pm EST (*90 minute session)

Speakers and performers

Our guests are Steven Guilbeault Canada’s Heritage Minister and noted climate activist, Josh Basseches – CEO and Director of the Royal Ontario Museum, singer Ron Hawkins, poet Alice Major, and singer Sarah Harmer. The conversation will be moderated by Massey College Senior Fellow Dr. Dianne Saxe –

The first 60 minutes of this session will be a conversation (with performances) about the role of artists and cultural institutions in the climate crisis. What can they do that lawyers, scientists, and politicians have failed to do? Can their radical creativity and radical collaboration inspire and empower the public and create support for collective action? What does the Royal Ontario Museum expect to achieve with its first Shiff Curator of Climate Change?

The last 30 minutes will be a Call to Action, with a mini “Dragon’s Den”-style pitch session of opportunities for all participants to commit to getting involved.

Join us for these invigorating discussions, reduce your own carbon footprint, and then ask your political representatives to act on what you have learned.

Full event details can be found here on the event page:

To register to attend this session, please click here.

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