After Dark Online: Earth Day

Thursday, April 22, 2021 • 7:00 p.m. PT

Adults Only (18+)

Free online event: Join below or via YouTube or Facebook

At this After Dark, hear from and celebrate voices at the forefront of the environmental justice movement. Founded in 1970 by activist groups, Earth Day is an annual, global event to raise awareness about our natural environment, the threats posed by a changing climate, and the actions we can take to address and mitigate the impacts on our communities. Join us as we look toward our local landscapes, celebrating and highlighting the work of organizations who expose inequitable impacts of climate change and advocate for environmental justice. Working directly with the most impacted communities, these organizations offer tools for climate resilience and advocate for meaningful change through legislation.

Program Features:

Hear from youth leaders at Youth vs. Apocalypse, a diverse group of young climate justice activists working together to lift the voices of youth, particularly youth of color and working-class youth. In this conversation with Exploratorium STARS intern Jason Lam, YvA members share why youth leadership is essential to meaningful change and the ways in which they use art forms such as dance and hip-hop to fight for climate justice.

Enjoy the short film My 25: The Ocean Between Us, introduced by filmmaker Inka Cresswell. Made as a student film, My 25 merges memories and reality to tell an intimate story of how our oceans have changed—from the perspective of multiple generations exploring the state of our oceans and, ultimately, their fate. Based in Bristol, United Kingdom,  Cresswell is a wildlife filmmaker and underwater camera operator with a BS in marine biology and MA in wildlife filmmaking from the University of the West of England.