SYMPOSIUM “Migration and the Climate Convening” at Rice University and POST Houston

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SYMPOSIUM “Migration and the Climate Convening” at Rice University and POST Houston

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free

FEBRUARY 2-3, 2024: Join Air Alliance Houston, Rice Center for Environmental Studies, and the Houston Climate Justice Museum for a convening of artists, scholars, and community leaders to explore the intersection of the climate crisis and migration. Day One at Rice University focuses on the Mexico-US border and the policies, institutions, and histories that have led to the ongoing border crisis. Day Two at POST Houston looks to the global and the local, untangling migration and the climate crisis through understanding foodways and colonial histories in Texas and beyond.

The context of climate migration begs the question: Is Houston a city in Texas, or something else entirely? At the museum we have imagined it as a convergence zone with a tangled and frayed history; a confluence of colonization, land rights, war, water, ecological precarity, histories of museums, state policy, and fossil capitalism. Throughout the event we’ll ask participants how dominant visions, stories, and histories of Houston can be remade through stories of migration and transition.

Discussions on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Friday, February 2, 2024 @ 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Rice University, Glasscock School of Continuing Studies
6100 Main St., Houston 77005
Participants: Christina Morales, Ana Martín Gil, Fernando Riosmena, Weston Twardowski, Eddie Canales, Cesar Espinoza

Climate Migrations and Climate Crisis
Saturday, February 3, 2024 @ 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM
POST Houston, X-Atrium
401 Franklin St., Houston 77201
Participants: Matt Manalo, Kairn Klieman, Juan Mancias, Alden Sajor Marte-Wood, Materanya ‘Pierre’ Ruchinagiza, Anita Jaisinghani, Roy V, Jonny Rhodes, Karen Reichler

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6100 Main St.
Houston, 77005 United States
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401 Franklin St.
Houston, TX 77201 United States
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(713) 999-2550
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