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!