The Environmental Peacebuilding Association® (EnPAx®) invites you to join us at Geneva Peace Week for informal relationship-building throughout the Week. Using art as a conversation starter, EnPAx will be hosting a series of online 'meet and greets'. All are welcome to these drop-in sessions for a chance to meet others working at the intersection of the environment, peace, and conflict.
The 31 October session will feature Jennifer McCormick, an artist and biomedical illustrator who grew up in Pennsylvania's coal mining country. Her recent series of oil paintings bears witness to a community's experience of resilience and resistance in the face of industrial contamination, environmental destruction, and sociopolitical marginalisation.
Jennifer will be joined by Jesse Matas, a songwriter and poet from Treaty 1 Territory in Canada. With a practice rooted in arts-based research, Jesse's PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Manitoba is engaging environmental peacebuilding theory to transform conflicts between humans and non-humans.
For more information about the EnPAx art initiative: https://arts.environmentalpeacebuilding.org/