The Moving Arts Collective are looking for 10-15 participants for a one day climate justice workshop facilitated by Zakiya Mckenzie from the tiata fahodzi theatre company on Saturday 2nd December 2023.
The Project is funded by The Jersey Community Foundation and supported by Jersey Heritage.
The workshop invites participants from diverse backgrounds to represent the richness of Jersey’s cultural and social fabric. It will engage with questions concerning racial and environmental equality, led by creativity and art, thus enabling a different space and ways of responding. The participants will collectively create a definition of climate justice that is particular to Jersey as a result of this process.
This workshop is part of the tiata fahodzi theatre company and Watershed project Black Earth: Resistance, Anti-Racism and the Environment which aims to explore and understand how the climate crisis impacts Black and Global Majority people and how creative resistance can play a part in the way we respond.
Workshops have been delivered in Watford and the South-East, and the Bristol and Bath region in the South-West in partnership with The Watershed. The workshop in Jersey builds on the existing will for change amongst underrepresented artists and communities when it comes to the climate emergency, while acknowledging the systemic racism that has historically denied them a platform in the cultural sector. There is a knowledge gap between environmental issues and anti-racism. This project is a crucial step to bridging that gap and ensuring long-term, artist-led change.
The experiences and knowledge shared by the participants in the workshop will be captured in a booklet that will be widely distributed in Jersey.
To put yourself forward to participate in this workshop, please email The Moving Arts Collective and tell them about yourself and why you would like to participate in the Black Earth Workshop, by the 30th October 2023.