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Art(ivism): Reframing the Amazon


Can art incentivize direct action and elevate marginalized environmental fights? Learn about the crisis at the Amazon Rainforest, then create art that can inspire global action. 


Steven Starr is the founder of Revver and the co-founder of XRLA, the Los Angeles Chapter of Extinction Rebellion. Starr is also the producer of FLOW: For Love Of Water, a global water crisis documentary that premiered as a Grand Jury Prize nominee at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival

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Steven Starr
Co-Founder, L.A. Chapter
Extinction Rebellion

Julia Jaye Posin holds a BA in Anthropology and Environmental Systems & Societies from

UCLA. In January 1018, Julia co-founded Steel Straw, a social-good company with the mission of reducing plastic pollution in our oceans and communities by providing consumers sustainable products which both 1) serve as a

reusable replacements to plastic, and 2) demonstrate people’s desire to “be the change”.

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Julia Jaye Posin
Steel Straw
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Atossa Soltani the founder and board president of Amazon Watch and served as the organization's first Executive Director for eighteen years. Atossa is the Hillary Institute 2013 Global Laureate for Climate Leadership and recipient of the 2014 Hillary Step Prize. She is currently producing her first feature-length documentary film.

Atossa Soltani
Founder, Board President
Amazon Watch
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Writer/Director/Entrepreneur and Activist, K Asher Levin has worked in traditional media and the non-profit sector for two decades.  As creative director of EMA, Levin steers the content vertical as well as brand partnerships and celebrity missions.  Levin believes in creating positive messaging and true environmental action through storytelling.

Asher Levin
Creative Director

Originally from Vancouver Island, Téana developed an early passion for rainforest conservation. Her experience as a young actor in an environmentally-themed children’s TV series led her to study playwriting and producing (MFA, Naropa University). Now a producer of "wisdom-media", she recently served as Director of Deepak HomeBase in NYC, curating a year-round ecological & social justice lecture series.

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Téana David
Circle of Wisdom

Leo Cerda is from the Kichwa community of Serena in the Ecuadorian Amazon. He is a climate activist and indigenous rights defender focusing on efforts to build a more just and sustainable society. He is the Founder of the HAKHU Project, a young organization that supports community-based economic initiatives as a way to fight against exploitative oil and mining development in the Ecuadorian Amazon.He serves in many organizations locally and internationally bridging indigenous community initiatives and international support.

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Leo Cerda


In Partnership With Artists for Amazonia, Amazon Watch, and Extinction Rebellion LA

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