Oral History and Climate Change : Speech by Jason Davis
Environment – Many of us are used to hearing about the issues regarding climate change through media and scientific reports seen in the news and on social media. However, the problem is real and is hitting closer to home every day, as many parts of the world are experiencing record-breaking temperatures, extreme weather conditions and a loss of predictable seasons. Each time we turn on the news or catch up on social media, there is always report of an earthquake, cyclones, snow storms, shortage of water and much more. We often feel powerless in response to these changes in climate, however, Jason Davis is actively educating people from around the world about the issues we face today and ways we can combat them.
Jason Davis is using his artistic and educational skills to educate people through personal responses to climate change. He is currently studying in music at McGill University and is actively researching techniques to incorporate recorded narratives of environmental changes with composed music. Through his work with Climate Stories Project, he his recording and sharing experiences of climate change from around the world and educating people through various workshops, storytelling, writing and performances, featuring some recorded oral histories. Through his workshops, learn how to record and share your climate change oral histories. He will be showcasing his incredible work on Thursday February 8th from 12.00 pm until 2:00 pm at the Centre of Oral History and Digital Storytelling.