Climbing PoeTree will facilitate a workshop on April 2 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM with students at Wellesley College. The event is for Wellesley students only and is presented by the Sustainability Committee, Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative and the student group EnAct.
Climbing PoeTree will take the stage for a 15-minute performance on March 10 to kick off a two-week Forum on the margins of Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Over the two weeks, NGO CSW organizes more than 400 events that inform, engage and inspire grassroots efforts and advocacy needed to empower women and girls. The priority theme for CSW 63 is social protection, public access, and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality.
Tickets are $100 for the event from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM.
Climbing PoeTree will be running a leadership workshop with four grantee teams (Philadelphia, Oregon, St. Paul, and Memphis) from the US Department of Education’s Juvenile Justice Reentry Education Program who are implementing career and technical education programs within juvenile detention facilities or working with justice-involved youth and young adults. Closed to the public.
Rage Rejoice & RISE: An Evening of Celebration, Inspiration & Solidaritywill be both a calling up and a love note to extraordinary women who are rising in unprecedented ways across New York City, the country, and the world. These may come in the form of a poem, a sermon, a speech, a rant or a prayer. RISING for immigrant, disabled, Palestinian, LGBTQIA, & Indigenous rights; for those who face caste discrimination; for climate justice; a just and ethical church; the incarcerated; economic justice; a Green New Deal & for the freedom of all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence). Featuring Dara Baldwin, Pamela Benitez, Naomi Klein, Dana Levinson, Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, PhD, Nancy Mansour, Roslyn Smith, Thenmozhi Soundararajan and Evan Rachel Wood* plus musical performances by Ryan Amador, BETTY, Climbing PoeTree, KASH,The Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir, The Archduke.
Beyond Cages An Abolitionist Summit@Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by Dignity & Power Now and Justice LA, Climbing PoeTree will perform at Beyond Cages An Abolitionist Summit that explores the role of art and culture within the movement to end policing and incarceration.
Women the world over are no longer accepting the status quo. They’re rising up, breaking out and pushing boundaries. Whatever their focus and talent – business, technology, art, science, politics – these pioneers and their allies are joining forces in an explosion of discovery and ingenuity to drive real, meaningful change.
TEDWomen will celebrate how these dynamic and diverse people are showing up to face challenges head on, all while empowering each other to shape the future we all want to see. We’re showing up for TEDWomen 2018. Are you?
TEDWomen brings together a global community of people interested in exploring how change begins: with innovative thinkers who catalyze ideas toward action. Over the past few years, TEDWomen and TEDxWomen have launched some powerful ideas into the world.
Climbing PoeTree- featured set@White River Junction, VT
Bioneers 2018 explores the theme “Pathways Forward.” Through breakdown and breakthrough – death and rebirth – creative destruction writ large, there’s as much cause for hope as for horror, and the ground truth is that how this story turns out is up to us. Nothing less than a step change in human evolution will do. Never has it been more important for us to exercise our vision, our agency, our solidarity and our voices.
On October 21 at 11:15 AM, Climbing PoeTree will perform work from their latest album, INTRINSIC, in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium at the Marin Center.
NATIONAL BIONEERS CONFERENCE 2018 – Workshop@San Rafael, CA
“All organizing is science fiction. We are creating a world we have never seen.”- Adrienne Maree Brown
Can poetry, storytelling, and progressive science fiction help us re-write the future we are heading into?
This 90-minute interactive workshop, Visionary Science Fiction: An Imagination Training for Activists, with the renowned poets, artists, educators, activists and dazzling spoken-word performing duo Climbing PoeTree will help us train our visionary muscles as we imagine life 100 years from now to visualize how we humans can adapt to the intense challenges we are facing, and evolve in positive ways on a changing planet. We’ll collaborate to create sci-fi plots and scenarios that speculate about how a growing solutionary resistance will be able to address the social and environmental problems confronting us and create a world we would all want to live in.