september, 2018

13sep7:00 pm9:00 pmYouth Creating Global Change – A Celebration with Music, Message and Action at Grace Cathedral SF7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Grace Cathedral Event Organized By: International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges IAAI Event Type:Art and Culture,YouthAudience:Open to the Public


Event Details

We – the global challenges action network GloCha – believe in the power of music and we believe in the great potentials of young people to help the world master the global climate change crisis.

Therefore we are organizing in the context of the California Global Climate Action Summit 2018 the “Youth Creating Global Change” celebration at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on 13th September 2018 7.00-9.00 PM PST.

The event is being presented by IAAI – the International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges, a UN accredited not-for-profit civil society organization which is based in Austria in collaboration with the Ghiberti Center for Culture at Grace Cathedral and other partners (who will be presented together with further event details on 1st September 2018). The producer of the event is the GloCha Global Challenges Foundation New York Inc, a 501c3 public charity organization which serves as the secretariat and joint program implementation body of the GloCha partnership

The event aims are:

  1. To showcase music (videos as well as live performances) which inspires, supports and energizes efforts for the global common good (and espcially climate action, like the California Global Climate Action Summit)
  2. To give a stage and audience for stories of youth led civic engagement and action for people and planet
  3. To promote  a culture of low-carbon lifestyles
  4. To present technological and institutional solutions for youth empowerment for climate action

Young musicians and young climate activists are at the center of the event:

A key element of the event will be the presentation and discussion of  music as a means to inspire and mobilize society for enhanced climate action. In line with the open and participatory nature of the event there has been published a call for music for young artists who can apply to present their music at the event:

Some other highlights of the event:

The SF Sound Meditation
Featuring Simona and Guy Douglas

Tua Pitman, Master Navigator Polynesian Voyaging Society

Hōkūleʻa’s Mahalo, Hawaiʻi Sail

The Human Experience
Live set by David Block and Alec  Allyson

The concluding highlight of the event will be the launch of the 2019 edition of the Global Challenges Youth Music Contest (to learn more about the #GYMC please watch the UNFCCC video report about the 2015 edition of the Global Challenges Youth Music Contest: )


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Grace Cathedral

1100 California Street