Astoria Call to Life: An Earth Day Ingathering

April 20, 2018 | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Liberty Theater

1203 Commercial St., Astoria OR 97103

Climate change and the related issues of ocean acidifcation and species extinction affect everyone and everything, including the arts. Kick off this Earth Day weekend by gathering with honored visitors and members of Columbia Pacific community who care about these important issues. Kathleen Dean Moore and Rachelle McCabe's inspired performance A Call to Life: Variations on a Theme of Extinction uses the beauty of language and Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme of Corelli,” Op. 42, to turn our attention to the climate crisis and the urgency of action. Moore, a philosopher, environmental advocate and award-winning writer, will collaborate with McCabe, a concert pianist and professor of music at Oregon State University. Both believe that creative responses to global climate change will play a vital role in communicating the challenges of this rapidly changing world. Read more and see the trailer for A Call to Life.

This program is made possible in part by a Responsive Program Grant from Oregon Humanities and Clatsop Community College's community partners:

Columbia River Maritime Museum, Cannery Pier Hotel, Fort George Brewery & Public House, Pacific Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Blue Scorcher Bakery, Astoria Cooperative, and Three Cups Coffee House.

CCC also thanks the following community partners who will provide Earth Day inspired outreach and education in the Liberty Lobby prior to the performance:

North Coast Watershed Council, Astoria Public Library, Indivisible North Coast, Haystack Rock Awareness Program, Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce (CREST), Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Pacific Windows Restoration, North Coast Wildlife Center, and SOLVE.

Event Sponsors

Clatsop Community College Foundation

Oregon Humanities




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