Climate Pledge Performance

Monica Jahan Bose presents an interactive performance to raise awareness about climate change and the global implications of our individual use of energy.  She has created a number of saris in collaboration with coastal women from her native Bangladesh (who stand to lose their homeland...

by Monica Bose on September 13th, 2015
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Workshop with Women from Shelter

The exhibition and workshops “Climate and Actions” at the Anacostia Arts Center resulted in some truly magical connections between disparate worlds. I lead seven workshops at the Anacostia Arts Center, with a total of 86 participants. Several women from a nearby women’s shelter are regulars...

by Monica Bose on June 23rd, 2015
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Wonderful launch of “Climate and Actions”

After a year of planning and several weeks of intense work, it was very exciting to finally open the exhibition and workshops “Climate and Actions” at Anacostia Arts Center. The AAC is such a beautiful space and opens directly onto the street so that people...

by Monica Bose on May 10th, 2015
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My solar panels and life without a car

My solar panel’s are making energy!! I am thrilled to report that PEPCO (my local electric company) finally installed my solar meter and hooked up my solar panels to the grid. So, I am now actually receiving the energy generated by my panels. I can...

by Monica Bose on April 21st, 2015
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Whirlwind visit to Simpson College, Iowa

I am still processing my fantastic two-day visit to Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, near Des Moines. What a pleasure it was to meet Judy Walden, chair of Gender and Women’s Studies, who invited me to Simpson to deliver their 2015 Women in America Lecture....

by Monica Bose on March 24th, 2015
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AND THEN at Bangladesh National Museum

The installation AND THEN or তারপর ended last night at the Bangladesh National Museum in Shahbagh, Dhaka. Even in the tense political climate with molotov cocktails being set off daily, throngs of people came through the exhibition, which was housed in the ground floor massive...

by Monica Bose on February 13th, 2015
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Unable to go to Katakhali …

Hello from Dhaka! I came to Bangladesh with my daughter Koli and filmmaker Nandita Ahmed to make our second trip to Katakhali Village, Patuakhali District to continue work on Storytelling with Saris. I have completed a set of new woodblocks based on climate change themes....

by Monica Bose on February 12th, 2015
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Interview of Climate Expert Sardar Shafiqul

Yesterday Nandita Ahmed and I met with and interviewed on film Sardar Shafiqul Alam of the International Centre for Climate and Development. He has done extensive research on climate change and gender in Bangladesh. He explained to us his findings that during cyclones, a vast...

by Monica Bose on February 6th, 2015
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In Dhaka with new woodblocks

I have a new set of woodblocks all ready for printing, but we are stuck in Dhaka unable to board the ferry to Katakhali due to a blockade (oborodh) and transportation and general strikes (hartal) announced by the opposition parties. The 72-hour strike was announced...

by Monica Bose on February 3rd, 2015
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Sari Pledge Climate Workshop Launch!

What a moving experience to work together last night at the beautiful Viva Center in Dupont Circle, Washington DC! It was a small group of women (and one man who also joined for part of it), and I truly enjoyed connecting with each of you....

by Monica Bose on January 16th, 2015
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