Advancing Climate Justice through Arts and Culture


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Thursday, Mar. 4, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Please join us for an intimate conversation on the power of arts and culture to advance climate justice.

This moderated discussion among a small group of guests and our two featured speakers will be an engaging forum on topics like the relationship between cultural power and political progress, the role of art in movement building, and how storytelling and communications can be levers for change.

This event is limited to 25 participants.


Favianna Rodriguez, Co-founder & President, Center for Cultural Power
Favianna Rodriguez is the co-founder and President of The Center for Cultural Power, a national organization investing in artists and storytellers as agents of positive social change. She is an award-winning artist, cultural strategist, and social movement leader who has partnered with national organizations and progressive advocacy groups to design effective cultural campaigns. Favianna is regarded as one of the leading thinkers and personalities uniting art, culture, and social impact, collaborating deeply with social movements around the world.

Jamie Bennett, Executive Director, ArtPlace America
Jamie Bennett is the Executive Director of ArtPlace America, a funding collaborative with a mission to position arts and culture as a core sector of equitable community planning and development. Previously, Jamie served as Chief of Staff at the National Endowment for the Arts and Chief of Staff at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. He has also provided strategic counsel at the Agnes Gund Foundation; served as chief of staff to the President of Columbia University; and worked in fundraising at The Museum of Modern Art, the New York Philharmonic, and Columbia College. He has served on the Board of Directors of a number of arts organizations.


Brady Piñero Walkinshaw, Chief Executive Officer,
Brady is the CEO of, the leading national environmental media organization. Grist launched the nation's first environmental justice desk in 2017 to cover the connections between environment, health, equity, and the disparate impacts of climate change on communities. Grist reaches an audience of several million readers per month and syndicates environmental storytelling through 25+ national publications. Brady previously served in the Washington State Legislature and spent several years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is a Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of Princeton, where he served on the board of trustees.

This virtual event is part of a series exploring the work behind our Climate Justice Impact Strategy.

For information about this event, please contact Events Manger, Zandra Grissom at