Contextualizing Environmental Justice Panel with Indigo Arts Alliance

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Wednesday July 28

6:00 PM  –  7:30 PM

In this special collaborative event between Indigo Arts Alliance and the Portland Museum of Art, David Driskell’s love of the natural world is honored through facilitated discussion between environmental activists, farmers, scholars, and artists. Panelists representing Maine's African Diaspora will discuss the importance of understanding Black people’s relationship to the land, past, present, and future, starting with re-contextualizing our histories and exploring the resurgence of younger generations taking up the cause to correct the false narratives that have obscured Black people’s experiences with the environment and environmental activism.  

Panelists include Samaa Abdurraqib (Maine Humanities Council), Phillip Dube (The Trust for Public Land), Cheryl Townsend Gilkes (Colby College), and Daniel Minter (Indigo Arts Alliance), with more to be announced. Stay tuned for complete lists of panelists.  

The educational resources and exhibition programming for David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History were made possible through the support and expertise of Indigo Arts Alliance. David C. Driskell was Indigo Arts Alliance inaugural elder advisor, mentor, and friend. Driskell’s legacy is honored through Indigo’s Black Seed Studio Artist-In-Residence and David C. Driskell Fellowship. A foundational aspect of Indigo Arts Alliance’s mission is to amplify and empower Black and Brown artists who enrich our local community. For more information about Black Seed Studio, please visit Indigo's website.