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.
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.
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.
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
A violin performance by musician Leah Ottman
The Environment in Context
A reading of Cecilia Martinez‘s story by Sagirah Shahid
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
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.
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.