Author, Activist, and Artist: A Virtual Panel
Who belongs in the landscape, where and how? How have we been conditioned to perceive our own relationship to nature, and that of others, particularly that of marginalized communities? Who gets to enjoy it, and under what conditions? Why and how have some groups not been welcome to take advantage of American landscapes equally and what will we all do about it? Who are the custodians of the land, and what responsibilities, and privileges, does that role confer?
In celebration of Black History Month, we have invited panelists to share their unique and representative perspectives on these questions and the implications for racial and environmental justice. Panelists include: Dr. Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces and a scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College in Vermont; Jose Gonzalez, Founder and Former Executive Director for Latino Outdoors, currently a partner at Avarna; and Jeremy Dennis, an artist of Shinnecock origin, whose work is on view at the HRM in Landscape Art and Virtual Travel, documents ancient, sacred tribal lands.
Support provided by Art Bridges.