Community Emergence Program Series presents...
Lecture and Musical Trail Celebrating Global Environmental Leadership
Featuring Mariam Konaté, Ph.D. and the Kalamazoo Orchestra Symphony
Saturday, August 7, 2021, 5:15pm – 8:00pm
Join us for the first in the Community Emergence Program Series offered by the Kalamazoo Nature Center, ONEPlace at Kalamazoo Public Library, and Rootead Enrichment Center. We welcome Mariam Konaté, Ph.D., Associate Professor of African American & African Studies & Gender and Women's Studies at Western Michigan University. Her talk on, "Race, class, gender, and environmental justice: A Global Perspective" will address the importance of using an intersectional approach to analyze the multi-faceted impact of climate change and its environmental effects on people worldwide.
After the talk, enjoy a performance on KNC's Glen Vista Deck by a quartet from the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and drink service from Stamped Robin’s Lil Bird Cocktail Cart. Members of the KSO will also perform works composed by Black and Indigenous People of Color, (BIPOC) composers along the KNC's Beech Maple Trail. This experience will feature 5-7 individual performers, duos, and trios.
The Community Emergence Program series is inspired by adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategy, which offers nature-inspired ideas and tools to transform the ways we interact with ourselves, each other, and nature. This series features programs from Kalamazoo Nature Center, Mary Jane Underwood Center for Civic Engagement with support from the Arcus Center at Kalamazoo College, Gryphon Place, Open Roads, RAWK, ONEPlace at Kalamazoo Public Library, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Brent Harris Sculpture, Rootead Enrichment Center, and others. This series is made possible with support from KNC's Terry Todd International Speakers Series.
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