Rolling on the River is an overview of the critical importance of water and air quality in the Central California Valley. This conversation offers an in-depth look into the theory, process, and outcome of a collaborative project centralizing the need to translate hard scientific data related to environmental justice, public health, and safety into a user-friendly format. Rolling on the River brings together artists, activists, scientists, and scholars shaping the conversation around more just futures in the Central Valley.
Dr. Laurie Palmer, Director of Graduate Studies and Faculty, Art Department at UC Santa Cruz
The Mural Arts Institute is hosting a two-week long series of events exploring the intersection of environmental justice and art. Building upon the work of artists and activists stewarding this work across the country through the Arts and Environmental Justice Capacity Building Initiative, Mural Arts Philadelphia is bringing together conversations, workshops, and events that highlight transformative cultural practices and participatory public art that shift ecological, political, and social experiences of front-line communities.
This annual symposium invites you to engage with how creative people and practices are helping us explore the intersection of racial, environmental, and economic justice and meeting the specific calls of the moment. Please join us in person for a full day of programming at the Free Library of Philadelphia on September 14, and at hybrid events hosted in Austin, Bakersfield, Philadelphia, and Santa Fe from September 12 – 23, 2022.
The Mural Arts Institute is supported by The JPB Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.