Breathe: Reconnect, Respond And Reclaim – Comics Journalism Workshops For Climate Change

Eva Hilhorst
19:00 - 21:00
Hellenic American Union
Seminar Room 4th

Did you know that today at least 1% of the planet is overheated, which makes them uninhabitable and that by 2070, that percentage will rise to 19%, forcing more and more people to displace, inside or outside the country?

Also, how many of you know that the effects of climate change, according to recent forecast models, will lead more than 143 million people in Africa, Asia and Latin America to become environmental migrants by 2050? So how can we improve our information, awareness and resilience to the new waves of environmental migrants?

Athens Comics Library in collaboration with dutch organization Drawing the Times and Comicdom Con Athens are organizing four 2-hour comics journalism workshops in the framework of the Climate of Change program, in collaboration with ActionAid, to discuss, reflect and, above all, envision the future of our planet and the people who inhabit it. With comics as a vehicle for change we will research facts, we will collect and compose information and then we will tell our own stories.

Day 1
Thursday, April 14

  • Comics and journalism: an introduction
  • Field work in pairs
  • Interviews methodology

Day 2
Friday, April 15

  • What is journalism with comics?
  • What is climate migration?
  • Field work in the city

Day 3
Saturday, April 16

  • Storytelling Exercises

Day 4
Sunday, April 17

  • Create your own comic

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