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UH Mitchell Center to Present 'Life is Living' Festival Nov. 6

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October 14, 2010-Houston-

The green movement continues to move in new directions and find new voices. Thanks to "Life is Living," urban communities are being heard in the ongoing conversations on environmental pride and awareness.

Led by spoken word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph, "Life is Living" is a national campaign exploring the changing perspectives on environmental justice. During the past year, Joseph has been serving as artist-in-residence at the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts. He also is the spark behind the Nov. 6 "Life is Living" festival in Houston's Emancipation Park (3018 Dowling St.).

This free community event will run 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and feature a host of events and performances including:

  • Change Sounds Like This: Spoken word and music performances including hip-hop star Talib Kweli
  • Emancipation Exchange: A vintage clothing exchange for recycling and repurposing goods
  • Sports Zone: Basketball and soccer workshops and tournaments for all ages
  • Health screenings
  • Contemporary dance performances including renowned break dance and hip-hop group Havikoro
  • Live street and urban arts demonstrations provided in part by Aerosol Warfare
  • Gardening and cooking demonstrations with Chef Tarsha from Ecotone
  • Urban Eco-Justice in Action: A bike parade, presentations and booths from environmental organizations

The "Life is Living" festival is supported by the city of Houston Mayor's Initiative Program through the Houston Arts Alliance. For more details, visit http://www.mitchellcenterforarts.org/2010_lifeisliving.php.

"Life is Living" partnering organizations 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, Yoga One Houston, 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.

WHAT: "Life is Living"
WHEN: 11 A.M. - 5 P.M., Nov. 6
WHERE: Emancipation Park (3018 Dowling Street)
WHO: UH Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts

Categories: Arts