Artist Statement"The Calling depicts a young boy listening to the cry of the ocean through sounds of the conch shell. ⠀
The image represents the impact consumerism, human consumption and waste have on our sea life and the lasting effect it has on our most vulnerable populations. ⠀
Our children like many other populations lack the ability or control to make lasting change to protect the sea they will inherit. This means it is our responsibility to include them in the conversation and teach them as we all take actions to protect and save our sea.⠀
There is only one ocean that connects us all. We must hear the calling of the sea and take action to reverse the damage that has been done before it is too late." – Vise1 and Julz Roth
The FocusEnvironmental and Climate Justice
Action Steps• Educate yourself about how environmental impacts affect people differently based on their socioeconomic and racial background.
• When thinking about environmental issues, take an intersectional approach.
• Vote for candidates who prioritize environmental justice and climate justice.
• Research what environmental injustices are occurring in your commuinty and volunteer or donate to support advocacy groups.