Pollen Live | A Wild and Precious World
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The Southern Theater | 1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
October 03, 2019
Intentionally integrated with Pollen’s editorial, Pollen Live brings the isolated, digital reading experience into real-life community, drenches it in multimedia goodness, and drives attendees towards deeper connection and action.
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These stories explore different aspects of the environmental justice movement — the ongoing work to not only heal what ails our planet, but to do so in a way that centers the communities most impacted by environmental challenges, big and small.
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Pollen Live | A Wild Precious World
6:30pm—9:30pm | Thursday, October 3rd

The Southern Theater

It’s more about organizing than organics recycling. It’s more activism than electric vehicles. It’s environmental justice, and though justice comes second in the phrase, it comes first in the work.

 

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Pollen Live | A Wild and Precious World is the culmination of three stories that explore different aspects of the environmental justice movement — the ongoing work to not only heal what ails our planet, but to do so in a way that centers the communities most impacted by environmental challenges, big and small. 

 

 

 

Ben and Janiece  | Cecilia Martinez  | Louis Alemayehu

 

Read their stories and then get your tickets to see this stellar lineup of movement builders live on stage at Pollen Live | A Wild and Precious World.

 


Speakers

Act One

Performance
An opening dance performance by Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli

 

Energy, Equity & Justice For All
A reading of Ben & Janiece‘s story by Charles Frempong-Longdon

 

The Lawyer & The Organizer
Ben Passer and Janiece Watts of Fresh Energy in conversation with Leigh Finke

 

LOTT
A violin performance by musician Leah Ottman

 

The Environment in Context
A reading of Cecilia Martinez‘s story by Sagirah Shahid

 

Act Two

Movement Builders
A panel discussion with Danielle Trajano and Mysti Babineau of MN350, Sophia Benrud of Black Visions Collective, and North News reporter Myesha Powell, moderated by Charles Frempong-Longdon

 

A World in Balance
A poetry reading by Louis Alemayehu

 

A Wild & Precious World
A call to action from Jerome Rankine and Melanie Walby of Pollen Midwest

 

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Sponsors

Bush Foundation, MCAD, Line Break Media, and The Southern Theater logos

 

Pollen Live is presented by the Bush Foundation, with support provided by Minneapolis College of Art and Design Continuing Education, Line Break Media, and our venue partners at The Southern Theater.

 

Thanks to our friends at BogoBrush, all Pollen Live attendees will receive a one month free subscription.

 


 

Additional Details

Coming by bus? Take the 252, 118, 22, 7 or 3 towards downtown Minneapolis and get off at Cedar Ave and Washington.

Coming by light rail? Get off at the West Bank Station and take the stairs up to Cedar Ave, walk north on Cedar Ave around the curve and The Southern Theater will be on your right. Check metrotransit.org for routes and schedules.

Coming by bike? Check out Move Minneapolis to map your ride. 

Coming by car? Visit southerntheater.org for directions. Public parking is located in the Courtyard Marriott Ramp located next to The Southern Theater, 1500 Washington Ave S. Metered parking is also available on the streets surrounding the theater: Washington Ave, S 15th Ave, and Cedar Ave.

SPEAKERS & PERFORMERS
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    Louis Alemayehu
    Writer, activist, poet, mentor
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    Mysti Babineau
    Climate Justice Organizer, MN350
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    Sophia Benrud
    Black Visions Collective
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    Leigh Finke
    Producer and Writer
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    Charles Frempong-Longdon
    Associate Chapter Organizer, Sierra Club
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    Leah Ottman
    LOTT
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    Ben Passer
    Director, Energy Access and Equity, Fresh Energy
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    Myesha Powell
    North News Reporter
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    Sagirah Shahid
    Artist
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    Danielle Trajano
    Climate Justice Organizer, MN350
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    Janiece Watts
    Policy Associate, Energy Access and Equity, Fresh Energy
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    Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli
    Performers