"Climate Hope" by Monica Jahan Bose

Blue Sari and Monica Jahan Bose

Rescheduled from Thursday, May 9

Contribute to a community created art project by writing a poem, pledge, or an illustration directly onto a hand woven 18-foot-long cotton sari that is from the artist’s ancestral village in Bangladesh. The poems and pledges will complete the sari which has already been adorned with climate themed wood block prints. On the last day, the public can be a part of a procession with over 70 feet of saris through an Arlington neighborhood and by a waterway.

SEE & DO: Write a quick 6-word poem, pledge or illustration focused on climate change on a specially designed sari from the artist’s ancestral village in Bangladesh. In late May, be a part of a procession with over 70 feet of saris billowing with hope through the streets of Arlington.
Internationally exhibited artist Monica Jahan Bose, a representative from our community partner, EcoAction Arlington or the creator of an Arlington citizen developed project, Climate4Change.
How climate change has affected many parts of the world and simple steps we can take to help address it.

Learn more about the artist.

Climate Hope by Monica Johan Bose runs April 3 to May 25, 2024. View the Arlington Art Truck page for more events in this series. For the most updated information, including cancellations due to weather, follow us on Instagram @arttruckarlington.

This is part of an ongoing project called "Storytelling with Saris" by Monica Jahan Bose. Storytelling with Saris is a multi-layered collaborative art and advocacy project that uses woodblock prints on saris, writing, oral history, performance, and film to empower communities in the U.S. and Europe to address climate justice in solidarity with the women of Katakhali Village, an island community in Bangladesh on the frontlines of climate change.  Through performance art and advocacy workshops and climate art actions in the U.S., Bangladesh, and Europe, communities are engaged to take action to fight against the devastation of our planet. Americans are learning about climate change and reducing climate anxiety through the project by writing poetry and making written commitments on saris in an act of cross-border solidarity.


  • Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM


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