Life Is Living: Houston
November 6, 11am - 5pm
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The Mitchell Center, in partnership with artist in residence Marc Bamuthi Joseph, the Living Word Project and Youth Speaks, Inc., will host Life Is Living Houston, a hip-hop-based environmental justice festival. Focused primarily on Houston's Third Ward neighborhood, the festival further connects University of Houston with its surrounding community and celebrates the extraordinary people who sustain the cultural life in and around the Third Ward.
Life Is Living Houston is part of the Mitchell Centers multi-year residency with performer, poet, and choreographer Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Local organizing partners include Aerosol Warfare, The Awakenings Movement, The Bush Cares Project, CKC StART Street & Urban Arts, Community Artists' Collective, DanceHouston, DiverseWorks, Ecotone, GreeniRecycling, Houston Green Scene, Houston Community College, Houston Area Women's Center, Houston Museum of African American Culture, The Last Organic Outpost, Marian Bell's Healthy Lifestyle, Meta-Four Houston, Museum of Cultural Arts Houston, New Living, One Green Street, Project Row Houses, Real Talk, Sew Sew Crafty, SER, S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3 Sisters in the Spirit, Ministries, SPACE, SPAMMO, Studio Enertia, The Tipping Point, Tour de Hood, USGBC Emerging Professionals, Workshop Houston, YogaOne Studios, Youth Speaks and various programs at the University of Houston including the School of Theatre & Dance, Community Learning Agricultural Sustainability Program, Metropolitan Volunteer Program, Dawn Project, Texas Learning & Computation Center and the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture.
What to expect at Life Is Living Houston:
- Gardener's Corner including a farmer's market, aquaponics display and cooking demonstrations
- Live graffiti display on 20 car-hoods
- Kidz Goin' Green featuring art making activities, games, face painting, t-shirt stenciling and more
- Main stage featuring special guest Talib Kweli and showcasing local acts H.I.S.D., Meta-Four Houston, Lisa E. Harris and Marium Echo & Tamika Handy
- Dance Stage including Havikoro, Urban Souls and the UH Dance Ensemble
- Youth Stage offering local acts emceed by Houston's Misfit of R&B You(genious)
- The Emancipation Exchange, a vintage/gently used clothing exchange
- Mobile health clinics
- Low-Rider Bike Parade
- Bike Tours of the community
- Sports Zone with basketball and soccer tournaments & workshops for kids and adults
- Solar Zone showcasing a solar paneled off-grid shipping container housing green-collar job information next to solar-paneled dog houses and DIY kid's playhouses
- Yoga and kids aerobics at 10am
LOCATION: Emancipation Park (corner of Dowling and Elgin Streets)
PARKING: Trinity Church (2600 Holman St.), the Eldorado Ballroom lot (2310 Elgin St.) and street parking
For more information about the Life Is Living Emancipation Exchange, a recycled, vintage, gently used free clothing exchange click here.
To participate in the Life Is Living Sports Zone, please register here.
For more information contact Nicole Laurent.
Life Is Living is a national campaign that generates partnerships between diverse and underserved communities, green action agencies, local community groups, urban environmental activists, and the contemporary arts world. Life is Living encompasses a series of six-hour inter-disciplinary, intergenerational, eco-equity festivals in neglected parks in underserved neighborhoods around the country. Previous cities include Oakland, CA; Harlem, NY; and Chicago, IL.