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A Change of Art | Asher Jay | TEDxYouth@SanDiego
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Added Jul 8, 2016
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We’ve lost over half the world’s wildlife in the past 40 years. Now is the time to rethink our ways! Using art and creativity, Asher Jay inspires, offers hope and encourages a young audience to change the current paradigm by taking responsibility for the world around them.
Creative conservationist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Asher Jay, uses groundbreaking design, photography, multimedia arts, literature, and lectures to inspire global action to combat illegal wildlife trafficking, advance environmental issues, and promote humanitarian causes. Much of her best-known work spotlights the illegal ivory trade. In 2013 the grassroots group, March for Elephants, asked Jay to visualize the blood ivory story on a huge animated billboard in New York’s Times Square.
TEDxYouth@SanDiego is an independently organized TEDx event designed by youth, for youth to bring the power of big ideas to the youth of San Diego -- and the world. http://www.TEDxYouthSanDiego.com

Creative conservationist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer
Asher Jay, uses groundbreaking design, photography, multimedia
arts, literature, and lectures to inspire global action to combat illegal
wildlife trafficking, advance environmental issues, and promote
humanitarian causes. Much of her best-known work spotlights
the illegal ivory trade. In 2013 the grassroots group, March for
Elephants, asked Jay to visualize the blood ivory story on a huge
animated billboard in New York’s Times Square. Her upcoming
projects will tackle biodiversity loss during the Anthropocene and
expose threats to the world’s most traded and endangered mega
fauna. Tackling issue after issue, Jay’s projects have become global
sensations. Yet her ultimate goal is to motivate the one person she
believes holds the real power to determine nature’s fate. You.

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