Webinar: Ocean, Art, and Action with Skateboarding Icon and Environmentalist Peggy Oki
This Zoom webinar with Peggy Oki aired on World Ocean Day, June 8, 2022. Watch a recording in the player above.
This video is a World Ocean Day conversation with surfer, artist, and environmentalist Peggy Oki. Known around the world for her groundbreaking days skating and surfing as the only female member of the legendary Z-Boys, Peggy continues to inspire change in new ways today with her passion and commitment to protecting the ocean. A tireless advocate for cetaceans through her Origami Whales Project, Peggy combines her love of the waves with her experience studying environmental biology and art to raise awareness about the plight of whales and dolphins. Peggy shares more about her project and dedication to the ocean and joins Adriel Luis, an artist and curator at Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center, for a moderated Q & A.
Naimah Muhammad, a public programs coordinator at the National Museum of Natural History, introduces the program.