Please join Napa Bookmine for a special book discussion, film screening, and sari art with internationally-acclaimed artist and climate activist Monica Jahan Bose, author of Rising Up to Climate Change: Storytelling with Saris.
964 Pearl St.
Napa, CA 94559
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 5 - 7 pm
Refreshments served. All ages welcome.
Monica Jahan Bose is a Bangladeshi-American artist, lawyer, and activist whose practice includes painting, performance, photography, film, and writing. She works in collaboration with rural and urban communities to address issues around gender and climate change. Monica is presenting her work for the first time in the Bay Area, as part of the Sierra Club’s Women Leaders in Global Climate Action, an affiliate event of the Global Climate Action Summit hosted by Governor Jerry Brown.
Monica’s ongoing feminist collaborative project Storytelling with Saris has traveled to nine states and several countries and been featured in numerous publications and TV and radio programs. She has collaborated with the International Centre for Climate Change and Development and the Sierra Club on empowerment workshops that highlight the disparate gender impacts of climate change and encourage people to make promises to reduce their individual carbon footprint. She recently returned from a large-scale public art project in Athens, Greece, supported by the City of Athens and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (through the NEA). Her first art book Her Words: Storytelling with Saris was featured in book events in Bangladesh, the US, and France.
Her new art book Rising Up to Climate Change: Storytelling with Saris features 95 stunning images from her climate art actions along with writings and Bengali songs (with Bose’s own translations). She has a BA in the practice of art (painting) and mathematics from Wesleyan University, a post-graduate diploma in art from Santiniketan, India, and a JD from Columbia Law. She lives in Washington, DC.