March 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT | Free
The Black/Land Project gathers and analyzes stories about the relationship between black people, land and place. Join us for this interactive presentation with Black/Land Project founder Mistinguette Smith.
Free and open to the public. Presented by Goddard College’s Undergraduate Studies Program.
The purpose of the project is to identify and amplify the current critical dialogues surrounding the relationship between black people (including African-Americans, Caribbean-Americans and African immigrants) and land.
The relationship to land may be a fifth generation family farm in the Alabama Black Belt or a neighborhood in Detroit. A public park, a church filled with local history, or an immigrant community’s journey from one place to another are all stories about black relationship to land and place.
The Black/Land Project gathers these stories in order to share the powerful traditions of resourcefulness, resilience and regeneration they contain. Participants will leave with this interactive session with:
a) a shared understanding of the power of inquiry in defining questions about environment and race;
b) an opportunity to examine and probe different “end results” of participant directed inquiry processes; and
c) an action plan to apply at least one of the questions, concepts or methods explored in this workshop in his/her own work.