Witness: The Long Arc Exploring Connections Between African Americans & The Lands of Southeast Texas is the first of a 4-part series designed to bring community together through dialogue. Since Houston’s founding, African Americans have had complex relationships to the land, some uplifting and celebratory, some rooted in oppression and injustice. Witness: The Long Arc will explore the many profound experiences of African-Americans with the land of Southeast Texas through dynamic, participatory breakout sessions on walks of the Houston Botanic Garden. For more information, click here.
Participants: Ivy Lawrence-Wells, Ivy Leaf Farms, Ayanna Jolivet McCloud, Bayou City Waterkeeper and Dr. Marco Robinson, Ruth J. Simmons Center for Race and Justice, Prairie View A&M University
Moderators: Jaime Gonzalez, Nature Conservancy, Kristi Rangel, 2021 Houston Coalition Against Hate Emerging Artist of the Year, and Michael Godoy, Houston Botanic Garden
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Time: 10:00 am — 12:00 pm
Venue: Houston Botanic Garden
Fee: $15 price includes admission to Houston Botanic Garden
The Witness Series was created by Jaime Gonzalez, a Houston-based conservationist, environmental educator, network weaver, biologist, and storyteller, and Kristi Rangel, Houston-based Multi-disciplinary artist and Education Advocate. The experiences are in collaboration with Houston Audubon, Houston Botanic Garden, Houston Coalition Against Hate, Houston Health Department, Houston Parks and Recreation Department, National Wildlife Refuge System, Nature Heritage Society and The Nature Conversancy Texas.