Live at the AM — HumanNature 2019: Craig Santos-Perez

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This talk was presented on 14 May 2019 as part of the Australian Museum's HumanNature series. HumanNature Series: Environmental justice and the power of the Pacific word Experience the award-winning "eco-poetry" of Craig Santos Perez from the University of Hawaiʻi, as he reflects on the vital role of Pacific literature in the environmental movements of Oceania. The Pacific region is at the front line of Climate Change. Can literature play a significant role in raising awareness and inspiring activism? Join award-winning Craig Santos Perez as he reflects on the vital role of Pacific literature and poetry in environmental justice movements across the region. ABOUT HUMANNATURE In this landmark series of talks, the Australian Museum is proud to host a stellar line up of leading Australian and international scholars. They will share with us their insights from history, literature, philosophy, anthropology and art to examine the significant interplay between the humanities and the environmental crisis we face today, including climate change, biodiversity loss and a wide range of other issues. ABOUT CRAIG SANTOS PEREZ Craig Santos Perez is an associate professor at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, where he teaches Pacific literature and eco-poetry. The author of four collections of poetry, and co-editor of four anthologies, he is the first Pacific Islander to receive the American Book Award, and first Micronesian to receive the highest literary award from the Hawaiʻi Literary Arts Council. Dr Santos Perez has lectured and performed at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, the UNESCO Ocean Literacy conference, the Indigenous Book Festival, the Festival of Pacific Arts and the International Conference on Environmental Futures.

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