May 23, 2017 | 5 pm – 8 pm
May 24, 2017 | 9 am – 5:30 pm
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 Charlie Thayer and Kimberly Smith of Honor the Earth; a panel discussion on environmental racism; a teach-in lead by community leaders working against environmental racism and state violence; a keynote lecture; 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.
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.