Oct 1st 2020

Water, Water Everywhere: First-Person Flooding, Impact & Action

@ Glass Curtain Gallery

Online Event

Opening Thursday, October 1st, from 6:30PM - 7:30PM

On view through Friday, October 30th

More frequent intense rainstorms and flooding are among the devastating and costly impacts of the Chicago region’s changing climate. Like other effects, they hit communities of color hardest. Learn of the health concerns, from a personal and public health perspective, and hear about the local public-private partnerships and government efforts that provide relief and increase resilience.

Elena Grossman, Program Director, BRACE-Illinois, and Third Coast Disrupted scientist

N. Masani Landfair, Third Coast Disrupted Artist

Daniella Pereira, Vice President of Community Conservation, Openlands

Debra Shore, Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Elena Grossman is the Program Director for the Building Resilience Against Climate Effects in Illinois (BRACE-Illinois) Project. BRACE-Illinois is a partnership between the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Public Health to help prepare Illinois for the health effects from climate change.

N. Masani Landfair has shown at Museum of Science Industry’s Black Creativity, South Side Community Art Center and Zhou B. Art Center all in Chicago as well as Global Artist Project in Italy, Mexico, and Senegal, the San Francisco International Arts Festival, and Prizm Art Fair in Miami. She works and lives between Chicago and Northern Georgia.

Daniella Pereira serves on Openlands’ executive leadership team to strategize and implement innovative solutions to address challenges facing nature and urban communities. Along with Healthy Schools Campaign, she co-manages Space to Grow, an ambitious $50+ million, multiyear public/private partnership to retrofit Chicago schoolyards inclusively, with school and community, to create health equity in neighborhoods and increase climate change adaptation.

Debra Shore has served on the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago since 2006. She was re-elected to a second term in 2012 and a third term in 2018. She has been a strong advocate for cleaning up the Chicago waterways and for resource recovery, including the reuse of treated water and the generation of biogas.

A zoom link will be provided to ticket holders the day of event.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/water-water-everywhere-first-person-flooding-impact-action-tickets-117256642775

This program is presented in conjunction with Third Coast Disrupted: Artists + Scientists on Climate taking place at Columbia College Chicago’s Glass Curtain Gallery. The exhibition is the culmination of a yearlong conversation between artists and scientists centered on climate change impacts and solutions in the Chicago region. For more information about the exhibition and other programming go to colum.edu/thirdcoast to learn more about the artist and scientist collaboration visit ThirdCoastDisrupted.org.

Third Coast Disrupted: Artists + Scientists on Climate

September 8 – October 30, 2020
Glass Curtain Gallery – Columbia College Chicago
1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60605
Gallery Hours: Monday- Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Capacity of gallery is 10 visitors and masks are required.

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