Performing ZAZU DREAMS Between the Scarab and the Dung Beetle, A Cautionary Fable for the Anthropocene Era

Please join us in NYC for the launch of Cara Judea Alhadeff’s gloriously illustrated book for adults and children about regenerative climate justice and the sacred as told by Cara Judea Alhadeff (www.carajudea.com). with paintings by Micaela Amateau Amato.

Zazu is a ten-year old mystic storyteller who journeys the world’s oceans on the back of a humpback whale. Zazu is a biracial Sephardic Arab-Jewish child who defies hypocrisy and apathy, and witnesses the connection between the erasure of ethnic minorities and global ecological extinction. Zazu Dreams highlights the intersections of the sciences and storytelling through two seemingly unrelated topics: Jewish/Arabic philosophies juxtaposed with convenience-culture. Zazu’s encounters with Rachel Carson, Jacques Cousteau, Harriet Tubman, Doña Gracia Nasi, Spinoza, Maimonides, and ibn Sina, among many other historic heroes, challenge 21st century villains such as Nestlé, Merck, Exxon, Monsanto, and Bayer, corporate giants that stalk the planet.