Crowdfund UC Davis thanks all of the donors who gave to this important project in October. This campaign has closed, but you can still support our program by making a donation.
Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life (IA) mobilizes the intellectual and creative methodologies of the arts, design, and humanities to build a more just and liberatory “America” and world through its national consortium of higher education and cultural institutions.
Your donation will help IA launch public programming on climate justice, featuring Central Valley artists, activists, organizers, and scholars tackling urgent and intersecting climate and racial justice issues of our time, e.g. water access, food justice, and labor rights. As California communities face drought, fires, food insecurity, and disproportionate environmental risks to communities of color, it is critical to understand our current challenges and together imagine a brighter, more hopeful future.
IA will collaborate with environmental justice scholars, practitioners, and cultural knowledge bearers to organize and host live dialogues bringing attention to intersecting issues of climate change and racial justice in the Central Valley. Programming will include bi-monthly learning circles (virtual and in-person if possible), as well as a final celebratory event to include community art-making in collaboration with artists.
Funding for this project will primarily go toward supporting local, regional, and national environmental justice scholars, practitioners, cultural knowledge bearers, and artists who will work with IA staff to design and facilitate the learning circles and final celebratory event. As a result of funding from this campaign, we anticipate all events will be open to the public and offered free of charge.
Please support the Climate Justice in the Central Valley project through a donation of any amount. Thank you for your support! Don’t forget to help spread the word via social media and your other networks!
Your donation will support promotion and marketing materials for both bi-monthly public programming and the final celebratory event.
Your donation will support art supplies, food, and other materials needed during the final celebratory event.
Your donation will support expenses and fees for environmental justice scholars and researchers, practitioners and cultural knowledge bearers, and community artists to collaborate on the creation of a final celebratory event.
Your donation will support expenses and fees for environmental justice scholars and researchers, as well as practitioners and cultural knowledge bearers, to travel to Davis to give local, public programming bi-monthly throughout 2022.