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From Houston to New York: Helping Artists Be More Prepared for Disasters

From Houston to New York: Helping Artists Be More Prepared for Disasters

As we mark the first-year anniversaries of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, CERF+ is training artists to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. In October, at the request of the Houston Arts Alliance, CERF+ staff members Carrie Cleveland and Jenifer Simon, along with disaster management and arts consultant, Amy Schwartzman, presented two CERF+ Ready + Resilient Workshops to Houston area artists and performers.

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Artists Respond to Climate Change

Artists Respond to Climate Change

by Fran Dubrowski, Director of Honoring the Future. We all know the power of art to move hearts as well as minds. Several years ago, when craft artist Peter Handler and I set out to spark public engagement on climate change, we recognized true progress would not occur until the public could “see” climate change – viscerally as well as visually. As we wrestled with how to make climate change visible, we naturally found an answer in art. 

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From Survival to Growth: A Story of Resilience in Puerto Rico

From Survival to Growth: A Story of Resilience in Puerto Rico

“When I awoke at 5am on September 20, the sound of the wind, water and things flying around changed all that. Windows and doors were shaking and water was filtrating through any tiny slit between windows. It was a long, scary day. I was concerned about my family and friends. I spent 110 days without electrical power and 45 days without water. Today, many people still have neither.”

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