Sustaining our AdvocaSea in a Digital World

Add to Calendar 09/18/2020 18:00 09/18/2020 20:00 America/New_York Sustaining our AdvocaSea in a Digital World Join us for a free film screening and live virtual discussion on community-based conservation from the Philippines to Boston. [email protected] Virtual event hosted by the New England Aquarium and CityAwake Boston MM/DD/YYYY

Sustaining Our AdvocaSea in a Digital World will feature a screening of the film Anna and the Thresher Shark. This film focuses on the efforts of New England Aquarium Marine Conservation Action Fund Fellow Anna Oposa to strengthen the Philippines’ first shark sanctuary. Anna Oposa is the Co-Founder, Executive Director and Chief Mermaid of Save Philippine Seas, an NGO that works to conserve sharks, empower Filipino “seatizens” and reduce single-use plastics nationwide by writing policies, using social media, and implementing community-based programs. 


The film screening will be followed by a live discussion on Zoom with Anna Oposa and Natalie Perez, Community Engagement Supervisor at the New England Aquarium. The focus of the conversation will be on the importance of community engagement in conservation work and how to pivot community-based work to a more digital realm in the time of COVID.

More details and a registration link can be found here


We are hosting this event in partnership with the Boston-based City Awake Fierce Urgency of Now (F.U.N.) Festival which is a decentralized five-day festival with 30+ events hosted by organizations and businesses across Greater Boston. The events and conversations throughout the festival highlight the experiences, challenges, and opportunities for young professionals of color in Boston. 


Date and Time
09/18/2020: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual event hosted by the New England Aquarium and CityAwake Boston
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