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Graphic Journalism: A Warm-up for the Global Climate Action Summit

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This is a practice session for our sketching reportage project at the Global Climate Action Summit. Thousands of people from all over the world will be coming to our city and we can get to know about them and their projects by doing sketch-interviews.

We'll be setting out in pairs, taking turns sketching and interviewing, asking questions like "How has climate change affected your community?" "What are you working on?" and "What signs of hope do you see?" The sketch-interviews will be posted online, and put up on a wall somewhere near the summit.

We'll sketch together at the big march on September 8 (see meetup listing for more details), but we can sketch in pairs or small groups for the hundreds of events happening over the following week. (You can pick events that are easy for you to get to.)

At this free session at Arch we'll learn more about the event, strategize about how to do it, and practice interviewing and sketching each other.

Your favorite sketching tools, whatever they are. You'll want a small kit you can carry with you easily while you walk around. Make sure to include a pen you can take notes with.

We'll be working on letter-sized paper (I'll bring some in case anyone forgets). Bring a clipboard or a piece of cardboard to put under your work.

- Information about the Sept 8 march
- Summit events calendar
- NYT background article on the summit

Transit: Catch the #19 bus from Civic Center BART or the 22 or 55 from 16th Street Mission station. Catch the 10 from the Caltrain station.

Car: Parking should be fairly easy to find. Arch has some parking set aside for customers but if that's full check along Hooper Street or cruise around Big Daddy's. Some streets have 4-hour parking spots.

Bicycle: It's a nice ride from Embarcadero BART station along the waterfront past the ballpark and down the wide waterfront promenades on both sides of the Mission Creek channel. Near Arch, there are good bicycle lanes along Division, Townsend, 7th, 8th, 16th and 17th Streets.