W H A T
W H E R E
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456
W H E N
11am – 5pm
November 16, 2019
ABOUT THIS YEAR
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?
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.
This is a free event. We encourage the attendance of educators, parents, students, and local residents.
Yemi Amu, founder of Oko Farms
William Bryant, owner of Juiceade
Onika Abraham, Director of Farm School NYC
Karen Washington, cofounder Black Urban Growers
Ray Putinas, founder of the James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center
Kadeesha Williams, Bronx Green-up/New York Botanical Garden
Branden Janese, writer
2019 SCHEDULE: TBA
The Mosaic Literary Conference provides a platform for literature-based creative thinking and knowledge sharing. Each year we invite educators, community and arts organizations, and the public to participate in a variety of panels and workshops.
The Literary Freedom Project is committed to creating spaces that help leverage the power of books, culture, and education. Our programs value the variety of histories and cultures found in the Bronx and give residents places to build community and explore social engagement.
James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center strives for inquiry and project-based solutions at the juncture of food, environmental and social justice. Our organization utilizes existing and planned school resources, grounds, and gardens of DeWitt Clinton High School Campus in the Bronx, NY to develop programs in outdoor environmental education for sustainable living and food preparation/services. Our goal is to build a healthier greener community by engaging, integrating, educating and serving student and community members, especially low income and marginalized people, in collaboration with numerous partner organizations with common interests.