Art and Activism: Linda Cheung, Frances Colón, and Xavier Cortada on Climate Change
Tuesday, 09/17/2019 – 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm
Bakehouse Art Complex
561 NW 32nd Street,
Miami, Florida 33127
Bakehouse believes in art as a tool of transformation and artists as catalysts for change. So what can we, as a creative community, do to mobilize around climate change and find solutions to address this global threat?
Join us for a conversation with three climate change activists who are making a difference in Miami and beyond. Moderated by Bakehouse Director Cathy Leff.
Open Studios to follow from 8:00 -10:00PM.
About the panelists
Linda Cheung is an artist and social entrepreneur based in Miami, Florida who is galvanizing people to build a more sustainable society and restore our natural world. She founded the nonprofit Before It’s Too Late (BITL) to use art and technology to inspire people to take action on climate change. Prior to BITL, Linda held nine years of professional experience in the marketing, finance and renewable energy industries. She holds an MBA degree from MIT Sloan and B.S. Economics degree from Wharton.
Dr. Frances Colón is the former Deputy Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State at the U.S. State Department during the Obama Administration (2012 – 2017). Currently, she is the Leadership in Government Fellow for the Open Society Foundations focused on catalyzing policy change that will counter the impacts of climate change and gentrification on vulnerable communities of South Florida. Dr. Colón earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Brandeis University and her B.S. in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico.
Xavier Cortada is Professor of Practice: Artist at the University of Miami. His science art practice is oriented toward social engagement and environment concerns and his recent projects, including Underwater HOA, address sea level rise and global climate change. His work is in the permanent collections of the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), the NSU Museum of Art in Ft. Lauderdale, the Whatcom Museum, and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum. He holds three degrees from the University of Miami: Bachelor of Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, Master of Public Administration, Miami Business School, and Juris Doctor, School of Law.