MAKING WAVES: Fashion + Art Impacting Our Ocean

June 05 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

MAKING WAVES: Fashion + Art Impacting Our Oceans

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, June 5th 2020 / 6pm – 8:30pm

In observance of UN World Environment Day and UN Friends of World Ocean Day 2020 - our program brings together Artists, Photographers, Filmmakers, Advocates, Ocean Explorers, Fashion and Graphic Designers, Inventors, Producers, Music with Song and Dance performances in collaboration with Civil Society, Academia and Private Sector. We hope our creative messages focused on raising awareness will inspire and empower all stakeholders to take action: with their own sustainable solutions to support protecting the Oceans, our global environment today and everyday beyond this pandemic. 

Making Waves Program:

– Performance by Gabriel Forestieri, Co-Founder of projectLIMB: Golden Trees, Underwater Dance

– Welcome & Moderator: 

  • Margo LaZaro, President & Chair, NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY
    & Co-Founder / CSO SDG Impact Awards


  • Dr. François Bailet, Senior Legal Officer, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea,
    Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations

– Panel: Ocean + Art

  • Lea d’Auriol, Founder of the Oceanic Global Foundation
  • Mara G. Haseltine, International Artist and a Pioneer in the field of SciArt
  • Gaelin Rosenwaks, Founder of Global Ocean Exploration
  • Jeremy McKane, Founder of OCEAN™ and Co-Host of UltraMarine

– Performance by Alex Boye, British-Nigerian Song Writer/Performer: Amazing Grace – 5 Strings

– Moderator:

  • Catherine Schuller, Co-Founder & Curator of hiTechMODA & Producer of ReGen Runway

– Panel: Ocean + Fashion

  • Derrick Shawn Grant, Founder of DKDesignFineArt, DKdesignfashion & Next Level World, LLC
  • Ia Faraoni, Founder & Designer of Ia’s Threads
  • Latiya Gholar, Founder & Designer of American Umma
  • Runa Ray, Founder & Designer of Runa Ray Designs
  • Elinor Nathaniel, CEO of REMEANT
  • Rachael Zoe Miller, Founder of Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean & Co-Inventor of the Cora Ball
  • Reza Cristián, Founder and Editor-in-chief of SUSTAIN THE MAG

– Featuring Runway Shows: Dr. Grant, Ia’s Threads, American Umma, Runa Ray Designs

“Turn Your Passions into Actions for Change”


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