Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Renaissance Project Announces 4th Annual Gardening Convening at the Lower Ninth Ward Village – October 27-30, 2011

The Renaissance Project and Lower Ninth Ward Village present Regrowing Community 2011. This year’s programming includes volunteer assistance with community gardening projects, site-based workshops, racial healing presentations, dialogues and performances.

We welcome john powell of the Kirwan Institute, Ohio State and Peggy McIntosh of Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College who, respectively, will present on Unconscious Bias and White Privilege during the Convening. Kimberley Richards of New Orleans-based People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond will present the Power Analysis, from the Institute’s Undoing Racism Workshop. This year we acknowledge the 200th anniversary of Louisiana’s 1811 Slave Revolt.

ArtSpot Productions remounts the play Rumours of War based on incidents leading to and during the revolt at the African American Museum in Treme. Optional tours include a French Quarter walking tour of strategic locations during the Revolt and a bus tour along the route of the Revolt led by Louisiana native Leon Waters.

Ashe Cultural Center, People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond and the Renaissance Project are Racial Healing grantees of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Local partners include: Students at the Center, People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, ArtSpot Productions, Backyard Gardeners Network, Women and Agriculture, Our School at Blair Grocery, Holy Angels Convent, Tekrema Center for Art and Culture. Whole Foods, Mobile Loaves and Fishes, United Teachers of New Orleans, Open Society Foundations, and the W.K Kellogg Foundation are sponsors of the event.

Space is limited. Register at this link.

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