5 p.m. Poetry performance by Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner, spoken word artist and climate change activist, Marshall Islands in Studio Art Lecture Hall, Pomona College
Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner is a Marshall Islander poet, spoken word artist and climate change activist. She received international acclaim through her poetry performance at the opening of the United Nations Climate Summit in New York in 2014. Her writing and performances have been featured by CNN, Democracy Now, Mother Jones, the Huffington Post, NBC News, National Geographic, Nobel Women’s Initiative, and more. In 2017, the University of Arizona Press published her first collection of poetry, Iep Jāltok: Poems from a Marshallese Daughter.
Videos featuring Jitñil-Kijiner
"Anointed" written by Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner
A heart-wrenching poem about radioactive racism and the long quest for peace and justice, written and spoken by ICAN campaigner Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner of the Marshall Islands, where the United States conducted 67 nuclear test explosions. Produced by PREL, written by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner (www.facebook.com/kathyjetnilkijiner) and directed by Dan Lin (www.facebook.com/danlinphotography). Published on Apr 16, 2018