National Arts and Humanities Month: From Climate Change to Racism, the Arts Can Save Us

“Our forests burn, and floods threaten us again and again. Another historic hurricane makes landfall. We brace ourselves for extreme heat, extreme cold. We brace ourselves as the pandemic makes its grim march into another winter. We brace ourselves for the race-based hatred and violence still rife in our day to day lives. For the past year and a half, the inter-connected emergencies of climate change, a relentless public health catastrophe and ongoing racial injustice have been especially acute. Together these crises are so harrowing and so overwhelming that many of us find ourselves unable to make sense of what we are experiencing.”