All We Can Save: The Power of Culture

12:30-1:30pm CT Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Online
Favianna Rodriguez, in Conversation with Imani Wadud
Hosted by The Commons, the Environmental Studies Program, and the KU Departments of African and African-American Studies, English, Geography and Atmospheric Science, and Geology, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, the Global Grasslands CoLAB, the KU Sawyer Seminar, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Global Awareness Program, the Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative, and the University Honors Program.

Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and social justice activist based in Oakland, California. Her art and praxis address migration, gender justice, climate change, racial equity, and sexual freedom. Her practice boldly reshapes the myths, stories, and cultural practices of the present, while healing from the wounds of the past through visual art, public art, writing, cultural organizing and power building. She leads meaningful collaborations with social movements that lead to resilient and transformative cultural strategies. In addition to her expansive studio practice, she is the co-founder and president of The Center for Cultural Power, a national organization igniting change at the intersection of art, culture and social justice. Rodriguez’s contribution to All We Can Save is titled “Harnessing Cultural Power.”

Rodriguez will give a presentation, after which she will be in conversation with artist and KU PhD Candidate in American Studies Imani A. Wadud.

Climate change is often discussed in scientific terms, but the work of responding to the urgency of climate change requires many voices. The realms of social, creative, activist, spiritual, food production, and many others, play critical roles in the larger conversation. As well, we know that climate change disproportionately affects certain populations. We present this series to showcase the works of leaders included in All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson & Katharine K. Wilkinson.

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Faculty, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Artist Talk, Faculty Event, Humans in a More Than Human World, Student Event, Visiting Scholar