Envisioning A Radically Different Climate Future

On September 18, join us for an evening of literature, imagination, science, and hope as part of Climate Week NYC.

Afterglow: Envisioning a Radically Different Climate Future

  • When: Monday, September 18 at 7:00pm ET. Doors at 6:00pm
  • Where: The Greene Space – 44 Charlton St, New York NY 10014
  • Tickets: Choose-what-you-pay + free livestream

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Join us for an evening of literature, imagination, science, and hope as part of Climate Week NYC.

The stories we tell about the future have the power to shape the world we eventually create. From creative scientific solutions to climate change, to an economy built on ecological restoration, to the pursuit of right relationships in social systems and inclusive design, imagination has the power to shift what we see as possible.

The SciFri Book Club from Science Friday and Looking Forward from Grist invite you to join us for a live event featuring NY Times bestselling author Morgan Jerkins (This Will Be My Undoing, Wandering In Strange Lands and Caul Baby), environmental health professor and researcher Dr. Yoshira Ornelas Van Horne, Grist’s Creative Manager for Climate Fiction Tory Stephens, and artist and social movement strategist Aisha Shillingford, exploring the role that creativity and imagination play in helping society envision and achieve a just, sustainable, and inclusive world for all people. The event will also feature live readings from OBIE award-winning writer and actor Eric Lockley (playwright, Sweet Chariot, The Public Theatre).

Inspired by cutting-edge literary movements, such as Afrofuturism, hopepunk, and solarpunk, Afterglow imagines intersectional worlds in which no one is left behind—where humanity prioritizes equitable climate solutions. Whether through adaptation, reform, or a new understanding of survival, Afterglow offers flickers of hope, even joy, and a springboard for exploring how fiction can help create a better reality.

This event is a part of the SciFri Book Club September 2023 pick. Find out more about our book club on this month’s main page.

If the ticketing options are not accessible to you, please email events@sciencefriday.com—we have saved a limited number of seats for those who wish to attend, but are unable to pay at the levels offered.

This event is made possible thanks to sponsorship support from Marine Stewardship Council.

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About Diana Plasker

Diana Plasker is the Senior Manager of Experiences at Science Friday, where she creates live events and partnerships to delight and engage audiences in the world of science.

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