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Mosaic Literary Conference 2019: Another Country

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Bronx Museum of the Arts

1040 Grand Concourse

at 165th St

Bronx, NY 10456

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Mosaic Literary Conference provides a platform for literature-based creative thinking and knowledge sharing.

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How would James Baldwin confront the ongoing environmental crisis that has disproportionately impacted the health and resiliency of Black lives; and what would be his expectations of writers, artists, politicians and all “relatively conscious” individuals during this critical period of time?

We encourage the attendance of educators, parents, students, and local residents. Schedule TBA

In working with the James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center, the 2019 Mosaic Literary Conference explores how our literary community can interact and collaborate with garden communities to explore ways that urban dwellers can reclaim green consciousness, advocate for food sovereignty, and defend the environment that we rely upon for our health and survival.

Our goal is to interrogate access and resistance to healthy food and urban agriculture as we explore the health, social, and environmental ramifications of our dependence on profit driven, industrialized food systems. Our examination will be done within the context of contemporary literary and cultural texts and personal storytelling through a framework of environmental sustainability and justice while honoring local histories and cultures. How can we leverage conference ideals to reintroduce marginalized communities who, due to historical enslavement and discriminatory practices, were at one time both closer to and disenfranchised from land, farming, and the environment. MLC will also explore how environmentally conscious people, especially those who are subjected to discriminatory practices, have reembraced nature as an essential source for cultural and community cohesion, renewal of health, and proliferation of spirit.

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