We are featuring 4 youth artists who are leading the way in addressing environmental injustices using creative solutions to inspire positive change in their communities. There will be an "open mic" style poetry slam at the end. All are welcome!
Before the Environmental Justice Pathways Summit (EJPS) was postponed due to COVID-19, these four artists were invited to showcase their submissions at the EJPS. To make the art showcase more accessible, we have moved this element of the Summit to take place online.
Paul Wilson, Video - “Rios to Rivers”: Paul is a photographer and cinematographer who uses storytelling to document the sovereignty of Tribal Nations and water stewardship.
Naily Nevarez, Video - “Homero Gomez Gonzalez”: Naily is a multi-disciplinary artist whose videos, animations and website design use storytelling as a tool to build empathy for the lived experience of marginalized communities.
Grace Burks, Poem - “from they who voicelessly screams.”: Grace, a poet and Honors Undergraduate at Oregon State University, will make attendees consider the future of mother earth and those who depend on it.
AWW, Poem - “Howling”: A.W.W., a young, non-binary individual will read “howling”, a written piece that challenges violent narratives through creative works, poetry, and performance art.
Moderator: Lofanitani Aisea-Ball, Undergraduate at the University of Oregon