Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors
When: September 20, 2021
What: Fix invited our audience to join a conversation about decolonizing and diversifying climate storytelling, as explored in its inaugural climate-fiction contest, Imagine 2200. Authors and Imagine 2200 judges Adrienne Maree Brown, Morgan Jerkins, Kiese Laymon, and Sheree Renée Thomas joined Fix’s Tory Stephens and Columbia University’s Brian Kahn to discuss how to build deeply intersectional worlds, systems, and solutions, and create visions for a planet grounded in justice and abundance. This event was presented in partnership with Columbia Climate School’s MA in Climate and Society and Orion Magazine, and with support from NRDC.
The story of a better future: Shifting the climate narrative
When: September 22, 2021
What: Cultural thought leaders and Grist 50 honorees Jill Kubit, Isaias Hernandez, and Jerome Foster II joined Grist CEO Brady Walkinshaw for a discussion around why hopeful, justice-oriented, and solutions-focused storytelling is critical to the narrative shift needed to catalyze people and their imaginations. You can watch the full conversation here.
How We’re Fixin’ It: A Data-Driven Story of Air, People, and Science
When: June 9, 2021
What: Fix’s inaugural “How We’re Fixin’ It” event featured Grist 50 Fixer and Aclima cofounder and CEO Davida Herzl and her collaborators at the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project and Bay Area Air Quality Management District. They discussed how modernization of air pollution measurement and analysis can support community-led solutions that diagnose hotspots, target interventions, prioritize resources, and track progress over time — at the neighborhood-level — for global impact. You can watch the full event above.
The World We Need: An Exploration of Art and Justice
When: May 27, 2021
What: Fix hosted a virtual art exhibition featuring artists (and Grist 50 Fixers) Favianna Rodriguez and Beka Economopoulos. The event was tied to the release of the climate anthology The World We Need and examined the relationship between art and the environmental justice movement. You can watch the full event above.