Arts + Environmental Justice Symposium
May 17, 2021 - May 21, 2021
The environmental and climate justice movements are rooted in the understanding that communities of color and low income communities experience all environmental issues first and worst, including climate change. They also recognize the root of the problem is in an extractive economy that exploits the planet and people for profit. As climate change increases the pressures on our ecological, political and social structures, grassroots community-driven movements that utilize participatory public art and transformative cultural practices are even more essential for change.
- The Cultures of a Just Transition – 3 to 4:30 p.m.
- Land and Liberation: Ecological Freedom as Creative Practice – 1 to 2:30 p.m.
- Climate and the Carceral State: Imagining an Abolitionist Future – 3 to 4:30 p.m.
- Water Is Life: Reflections from an Environmental and Cultural Emergency – 1 to 2:30 p.m.
- Film Festival – 3 to 5 p.m.
- Art of Activism: Live from East Austin – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- There is an Alternative – 3:10 to 4:40 p.m.