Peace + Sustainability: A Conversation with DJ Spooky and Dr. Kathleen Sullivan

April 22, 6-8 pm
La Mama Studios // 47 Great Jones St. // New York, NY. 10012
RSVP : info@peaceboat-us.org

Paul D MILLER a.k.a DJ Spooky is an established composer, multimedia artist, editor and author. He travels around the world performing solo, with chamber groups, and with orchestras, while giving talks at prominent universities and conferences. He is also the executive editor of ORIGIN Magazine, which features prominent figures from around the globe with a focus on the intersection of art and sustainability . In addition to his artistic endeavors, he is the co-founder of the Vanuatu Pacifca Project, which provides opportunities for local and international cross disciplinary approaches to smart solutions for climate challenges. Joining the 83rd Global Voyage of Peace Boat from Peru (May 16, 2014) to Tahiti (June 3, 2014), DJ Spooky will infuse onboard programs with music, creativity, and activism.

Dr. Kathleen Sullivan, PhD, has been engaged in the nuclear issue for over 25 years, and has worked internationally as an educator for disarmament. Formerly an education consultant to the United Nations Offce for Disarmament Affairs, she developed the disarmament education web portal for the UN’s website. Her current flm The Ultimate Wish: Ending the Nuclear Age highlights the twin technologies of nuclear weapons and nuclear power. Dr. Sullivan is the Program Director for Youth Art New York’s signature initiative Hibakusha Stories, which aims to pass on the legacy of the atomic bombings from Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the next generation and to empower them with the tools to build a nuclear free world. As a regular guest educator onboard the Peace Boat, Dr. Sullivan works with atomic bomb survivors to raise awareness about nuclear issues through educational programs and advocacy around the world.

Moderator Emilie McGlone is the current Director of the New York-based office of Peace Boat US, a non-profit organization working to promote peace, sustainable development and respect for the environment through educational programs organized onboard the Peace Boat, a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. She is also the founder of the Music & Art Peace Academy (MAPA), which aims to provide young artists, musicians and producers from around the world with experiences and resources that further enhance and develop their creative talents. In partnership with the NGO Peace Boat, MAPA invites aspiring young creators to participate in global voyages onboard the ship to engage in workshops, lectures and hands on learning opportunities alongside professional artists.

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