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Inspiration at Sierra Club Activist Workshop!

I was honored to be invited to lead a group of young leaders for Sierra Club’s Activist Weekend in a workshop on Gender and Climate. The participants were between the ages of 16 -26 and had been selected by Sierra Club from across the United...

by Monica Bose on October 21st, 2016
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Water Exhibition in Richmond

“Water” a solo exhibition by Monica Jahan Bose at the Capital One Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. May 10- June 30, 2016. Curated by Naoko Wowsugi. Bangladeshi-American artist and activist Monica Jahan Bose uses painting, performance, video, photography, printmaking, and community engagement to address climate change....

by Monica Bose on June 3rd, 2016
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Climate Talk and Workshop in Richmond

Six yards of aqua green handloom cotton sari, handprinted with a hot pink woodblock vine border and the Bengali word for Water repeated to create a border in silver on the other edge. The words for water “Pani” and “Jal” repeated in woodblock across the...

by Monica Bose on June 1st, 2016
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DARCHIRA RIVER Performance in Katakhali Village

DARCHIRA RIVER a performance/installation by Monica Jahan Bose in collaboration with the women of the Katakhali Cooperative January 2, 2016 duration: 2 hours. location: banks of Darchira River, Katakhali Village, Rangabali Union, Patuakhali District, Bangladesh On January 2, 2016, I created a new performance piece...

by Monica Bose on January 23rd, 2016
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Climate Workshop in Katakhali

On December 30, 2015, we held a Climate Change Knowledge Sharing Workshop for the greater community in Katakhali Village, Barobaishdia Island, Patuakhali District. We invited the whole community to the workshop by phoning key persons and asking them to spread the word. We asked the...

by Monica Bose on January 22nd, 2016
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A Solar Power Sari

When I visited Katakhali Village, Patuakhali district in 2013, I immediately noticed small solar panels on several homes and even on the fishing boats. I asked the women where they got them, and they explained to me that they were purchased on a three year...

by Monica Bose on January 13th, 2016
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First Series of Climate Change Saris

It was a huge pleasure to work with Hawa and Shima on this blue sari with undulating waves. Hawa and Shima and other women of Katakhali Village taught me woodblock printing in 2012 and 2013. I recently designed a new set of woodblocks about climate...

by Monica Bose on December 31st, 2015
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Reflections on RISING in Philadelphia

I arrived by train to Philadelphia the morning of my performance to meet poet Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, who was working with me on the performance. It was truly wonderful to work with Sham, who was introduced to me by Twelve Gates Gallery. At the beginning of...

by Monica Bose on December 1st, 2015
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INUNDATION for Nuit Blanche DC

INUNDATION at the Dupont Circle Fountain was an intense and fitting culmination to the series of climate pledge workshops that were organized in DC over the past year. It was an hour-long performance and included more than 20 performers, including several dancers from Mayur Dance...

by Monica Bose on October 22nd, 2015
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Fantastic Climate Pledge Event at H Street Festival

What a lovely warm day and fantastic turn-out at the H Street Festival in Northeast Washington DC. My whole family helped out with the performance and pledges. Many people joined in and made pledges on the saris, which will be taken back to Bangladesh to...

by Monica Bose on September 20th, 2015
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