Grist, Goethe Institut-New York, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding hosted a conversation with the theme Modern Day Clark Kents—a talk about how there is a super hero in all of us.Last night a group of New Yorkers gathered at the Goethe Institut-New York’s downtown alternative art and performance space, The Wyoming Building to learn more about the real people behind three of the environmental movement’s most exciting characters: No Impact Man, the Yes Men, and Ask Umbra.
Wendy Luers, long-time TMU grantee, President of The Foundation for a Civil Society, and Co-Founder and Co-Chair of The Project on Justice in Times of Transition, recently published an article in the Washington Diplomat on the importance of cultural diplomacy and the "Soft Power of Art," the article's fitting title.
On Thursday, November 18, 2010, the Trust for Mutual Understanding is co-sponsoring a panel with Goethe-Institut New York and Grist entitled Modern Day Clark Kents. The event moderator will be Jennifer Prediger, creator of Grist’s popular online eco-advice column Ask Umbra. She will be speaking with the real men behind two of the environmental movement’s most exciting characters: No Impact Man and the Yes Men.