Exhibition & Events
Why does the past matter for the future of climate change? The legacies of environmental justice may hold the key to confronting the climate crisis.
Climates of Inequality is a multi-media installation created by Rutgers University-Newark students, collaborating with the Ironbound Community Corporation — together with over 500 students, educators, and environmental justice advocates in more than 20 cities.
Through immersive virtual reality, moving testimony, and historical imagery, communities share sites of climate crisis from Newark to New Orleans. Follow local teams as they peel back the layers of history that created them. Then share your own memories on interactive maps and “vote” on local environmental policy.
After launching in Newark, this exhibit will travel to the over 20 communities that created it — carrying the stories of Newark to each place in a memory movement to shape just climate solutions.
Join us for this preview event to acknowledge the project’s creators and explore how this multi-media installation can support student learning and public participation in environmental and climate justice.
Narratives of environmental contamination, continuity, and survival from the Ramapough Lunaape in Ringwood, New Jersey.
Presented by Researchers from Rutgers University, Landscape Architecture
ANITA BAKSHI, EDWIN GANO, DIANA RANDJELOVIC, and BARBRA WALKER
FEATURING A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS:
CHIEF MANN, Ramapough Lunaape Turtle Clan Chief
CHUCK STEAD, Founder of the Ramapo Saltbox Environmental Research Center
JAN BARRY, Former Reporter for The Record
JUDY SULLIVAN, Founder of the Ramapough Conservancy
JUDY ZELIKOFF, NYU, Department of Environmental Medicine
MICHAEL EDELSTEIN, Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies, Ramapo College
Followed by an exhibition walk through with project partners, storytelling
with sketch artists, and an opportunity to participate in interactive drawings
that will become part of the exhibition.
Winona LaDuke and Naomi Klein join the Clement A. Price Institute and the Humanities Action Lab to explore just ways of dealing with the urgent, complex issues of collapsing ecosystems and social justice.