Houston, TX

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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, Dance Houston, DiverseWorks, Ecotone, GreeniRecycling, Houston Community College, Houston Green Scene, Houston Museum of African American Culture, the Last Organic Outpost, Meta-Four Houston, Museum of Cultural Arts Houston, New Living, One Green Street, Project Row Houses, Sew Sew Crafty, S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3 Sisters in the Spirit Theatre Ministry, SPACE Solar Powered Adaptive Containers for Everyone, SPAMMO, Studio Enertia, The Tipping Point, The Dawn Project, Tour de Hood, Youth Advocates, Workshop Houston and various programs at the University of Houston including the School of Theatre & Dance, Community Learning Agricultural Sustainability Program, Metropolitan Volunteer Program and the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture.

LOCATION: Emancipation Park (corner of Dowling and Elgin Streets)
PARKING: Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman 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.

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There is also the Life Is Living: Houston Day of Service

November 7, 2010
10am – 4pm
Last Organic Outpost, 711 N. Emile (near Gunter St.)
Houston, TX 77020

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