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Landscapes of Environmental Justice: Bridging Past and Present

Tuesday | March 16, 2021 | 7:00 pm8:30 pm


Recommended ages: 14+

An introduction to environmental justice challenges in the Twin Cities through a storytelling lens, focusing on first-person narratives and connecting to the exhibition Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice. The show is now hosted virtually on our website and will be on view in the museum later this spring. 

This panel will address community organizing for environmental justice in urban planning, pollution remediation, and climate disaster preparedness, touching on projects such as the Upper Harbor Terminal, East Phillips Urban Farm, and North Minneapolis tornado recovery. Learn what activists are doing to create new stories of environmental justice, and how you can get involved.

Moderated by Michelle Garvey, Program Director, Environmental JusticeSustainability, HECUA


With guests:

Catherine Fleming, The Calvary Group d/b/a Project Sweetie Pie

Cassandra Holmes, East Phillips Neighborhood Institute Board Member and Community Health Worker

Roxxanne O’Brien, Northside Environmental Justice Activist

José Luis Villaseñor, Community Connector on Issues of Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 


Climates of Inequality is a project of the Humanities Action Lab, a coalition of universities, issue-based organizations, and public spaces led by Rutgers University-Newark that collaborate to produce community-curated public humanities projects on urgent social issues. The exhibition was produced with the participation of University of Minnesota students and faculty, and community partners in the Twin Cities. The Bell Museum is happy to share their work.

This panel is presented in collaboration with Heritage Studies and Public History, University of Minnesota


Tuesday | March 16, 2021
7:00 pm–8:30 pm
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