Climates of Inequality Opening Celebration
Thursday, Mar. 30th, 2023, 4-8:30pm
Keynote Speaker: La’Meshia Whittington & a panel discussion with residents of Princeville, NC
Steele Hall Art Gallery & Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel, Bennett College
Join HNAC for the opening celebration of Greensboro and Princeville’s Climates of Inequality exhibit: Environmental Justice and the Underground Railroad.
“Climates of Inequality is a participatory public memory project created by students, educators, and community leaders in over 20 cities across the US and around the world. Local teams work together to activate the histories of “frontline” communities: those who have contributed the least to the climate crisis but bear its heaviest burdens. Their multi-media portraits expose the roots of current environmental injustice, and share generations of frontline communities’ strategies for resistance, resilience, and mitigation. The project promotes future visions for confronting the climate crisis that understand, and undo, past environmental harms. By compiling these histories in an evolving, internationally traveling exhibit with local events at every stop, this project seeks to affirm frontline communities’ work and inspire others to action for climate and environmental justice.”
This event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be open for viewing in the Steele Hall Art Gallery, where refreshments will be served, and the keynote speaker and panel discussion will take place in the Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel from 6:30-7:30pm. Free parking is available. Enter through Gate 2, East Washington Street.