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Braid and Flow: Reckoning


Featuring Imani Jacqueline Brown, dr. fari nzinga, Jennifer Williams, and Alex Kolker

This month's Braid & Flow topic is RECKONING. A bill, an account, a settlement. How do we hold ourselves and others accountable? How do we form the language to call out oppressive institutions and call in the individuals at the helm? July’s Braid and Flow: Reckoning will look into our practices with regards to Climate, Money, and Cultural Institutions. Through this conversation, we hope to come to restorative and healthy solutions to this period of reckoning.

To join, please use this Zoom link: https://tulane.zoom.us/j/92870457936

From 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, we will break into groups to explore this topic through these lenses: 1) Climate, led by Alex Kolker 2) Money, led by Imani Jacqueline Brown and 3) Cultural Institutions, led by Jennifer Williams and dr. fari nzinga. We will be announcing the discussion leads in the days ahead.

We will meet again from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Monday, June 22, and attempt to bring those strands back together through creative responses.

All are welcome to join for either or both gatherings. Afterwards, the leaders for the month will share out readings, resources, inspirations, and ideas and choose the next month's theme and discussion leaders.

OVERVIEW We convene twice each month to explore themes that stretch across scales and disciplines, such as food and food systems, racialized violence, and technology and intimacy. Our goal is to learn from each other, and to strengthen the theories and the practices that guide our work as artists, activists, researchers, policy makers, writers, scientists, designers, teachers, students, and leaders, all working to navigate the Anthropocene and the challenges of climate change and pandemic. If you are committed to sharing your own work and experiences, learning, and dialogue, please join us.

These conversations are hosted by the The Blue House, Water Leaders Institute, PUNCTUATE, Nola Gulf South, and the Gulf South Anthropocene Working Group, with the support of the following people: Jelagat Cheruiyot, Shana griffin, Aron Chang, Grace Treffinger, Rebecca Snedeker, and Denise Frazier. Please reach out if you'd like to join the team or otherwise support these convenings.

For more information, please contact anthropocene@tulane.edu

New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University

For more information contact: Regina Cairns via email to rcairns@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-314-2854
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