Join Gallery 400 and UIC’s Native American Support Program for discussions examining environmental and land-based injustice against communities of color. As multiple communities work to fight corporate and state environmental violence we contemplate the role of art, shared experience and how to build coalition. This Land/That Land Symposium: The Politics of Land Sovereignty and Environmental Racism will feature a lecture on The Art of Indigenous Resistance exhibition by activists Charlie Thayer and Kimberly Smith of Honor the Earth; a panel discussion on environmental racism featuring Olga Bautista, Petcoke activist, and Bryant Williams, President of BK Environmental Industries; a teach-in lead by Dr. Kyle Mays, University of North Carolina and Kelly Hays, University of Chicago; a keynote lecture by artist Torkwase Dyson; and a film screening.
This symposium offers free registration on a first-come, first-served basis. More details are forthcoming. Please sign-up for a registration reminder here: [https://goo.gl/forms/UGdIPwJCVwub8kG53]
More info here: http://gallery400.uic.edu/events/this-landthat-land-symposium
Major support for This Land/That Land Symposium: The Politics of Land Sovereignty and Environmental Racism is provided by the Humanities Without Walls consortium, based at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Humanities Without Walls consortium is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.