Welcome to Creative Women Leading Climate Action - a virtual symposium and public event series highlighting how artists and arts professionals are responding to climate change and how to get involved. The goal of the virtual symposium is to engage women and nonbinary people in building an intergenerational network with a shared goal of creative climate action.

Symposium sessions include panel discussions, a story circle, and interactive workshops on Thursdays, October 1, 8, and 15. Symposium sessions are open to women and non binary people for free, but require pre-registration. Read the session descriptions here and register here

Public Events 
Public events include a Keynote Lecture and virtual dance premiere. Public events are free, open to all, and do not require pre-registration. Read event descriptions and find links to watch here.

Future Events 
Creative Women Leading Climate Action will continue in Spring 2021! Visit www.umass.edu/aes/cwlca or contact the Arts Extension Service at aes@acad.umass.edu to be added to the mailing list or get involved. Session proposals and artwork for a virtual exhibit are sought from women and nonbinary people including students, UMass associated artists, and community artists and professionals. Students and BIPOC people are particularly encouraged. 

Creative Women Leading Climate Action is presented by the UMass Arts Extension Service, Augusta Savage Gallery, Women of Color Leadership Network, Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series, College of Humanities and Fine Arts Advising and Career Center, Department of Theater, and UMass Amherst Center at Springfield with support from Women for UMass Amherst, UMass Sustainability Innovation and Engagement Fund, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Arts Extension Service‚Äôs Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative.