FEBRUARY 17 at 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Journey HTX (3219 Almeda-Genoa Rd., Houston 77047): Part of the “Climate Migrations” project, this panel discussion features BIPOC artists on the topics of identity, place-making and belonging. Organized in partnership with the Community Artists’ Collective, this rich dialogue will provide the space to imagine different possible futures, highlight how art allows us to see the world in new ways, and encourage attendees to come together to create climate solutions. Following the panel, attendees will be invited to take part in a community “Counter-Cartography” generative poetry workshop by Jenah Maravilla, a spoken word artist, activist and owner of Lualo Studio LLC, which includes guided meditation, the creation of body maps, and prose to illustrate the community’s relationship between self and “home.”
The Witness Series was created by Jaime González, a Houston-based conservationist and storyteller, and Kristi Rangel, Houston-based multi-disciplinary artist and education advocate. It is their shared belief that environmental equity is a basic human right.
Every Witness experience is designed to bring communities together through the power of nature and provide historically under-served communities with greater access to nature-based opportunities.
Attendees become co-authors, editors and observers as they take part in these participatory public art experiences centered around green spaces and environmental equity.