Community Conversation

Climate Change
January 6 /10:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.

In conjunction with the Norton’s acclaimed Earth Works: Mapping the Anthropocene exhibition, the Museum is presenting a free public program on climate change and its implications and effects on our state, country, and planet. The program features scientists from NASA and Florida International University, and policymakers from Washington, D.C. and Florida.
10:30 a.m. / Exhibition viewing with Justin Brice Guariglia, whose art is featured in Earth Works: Mapping the Anthropocene

11 a.m. / Welcome and Keynote Address
“Stop Yelling,” Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University and author of Dark Ecology: For a Logic of Future Coexistence (2016).

Noon / Light lunch (free)

12:45 p.m. / Presentations

Joshua Willis, Climate scientist, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Tiffany Troxler, Director, Sea Level Solutions Center, Florida International University

1:15 p.m. – Panel discussion, moderated by Tim Wride, Norton’s William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography and organizer of Earth Works exhibition:

  • Joshua Willis
  • Tiffany Troxler
  • Jacqueline Patterson,  Director, NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program
  • Ted Deutch, United States Congressman for Florida District 22 
  • Phillip Levine, former Mayor of Miami Beach and current Florida gubernatorial candidate

2 p.m. – Q + A with audience and closing remarks

2:30 p.m. – Refreshments 

Free admission. RSVP requested.