Exhibition & Events
The Bell Museum and University of Minnesota kick off their series of virtual public events as Climates of Inequality hosts with an introductory discussion on environmental justice challenges in the Twin Cities through a storytelling lens, focusing on first-person narratives.
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.
• Michelle Garvey, Program Director, Environmental Justice Sustainability, Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs
• 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
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This panel is presented in collaboration with Heritage Studies and Public History, University of Minnesota
The Bell Museum and University of Minnesota continue their series of virtual public events as Climates of Inequality hosts with a discussion exploring the intersection of environmental justice, tribal sovereignty, and academic research in Minnesota.
This public dialogue focuses on manoomin/psiη (wild rice) and collaborations including First We Must Consider Manoomin/Psiη (Wild Rice), which brings together tribes, intertribal treaty organizations, and University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students. The project prioritizes tribal views on the cultural significance and ecology of manoomin/psiη (wild rice), and on policies related to it.
• Mike Dockry (Citizen Potawatomi Nation), Assistant Professor, Forest Resources, University of Minnesota
• Gene-Hua Crystal Ng, Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota
• Tom Howes (Fond du Lac Band), Natural Resources Manager, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
• Mark Bellcourt (White Earth Nation), Co-PI of First We Must Consider Manoomin/Psiη (Wild Rice) (retired)
• Tianna Odegard (Upper Sioux Community), Independent Public Historian
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Co-sponsored by the Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota
The Bell Museum and University of Minnesota conclude their series of virtual public events as Climates of Inequality hosts with for a public conversation about how people are responding to social and environmental justice questions raised by freeway alignment projects in the past.
Moderated by members of the A Public History of 35W project team.
Registration details coming soon!
Hosted by Hennepin History Museum and co-sponsored by the Bell Museum.