Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Sunday March 29, 3:30pm
Wortham Theatre
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts Building

International spoken word artist and performance maker Marc Bamuthi Joseph will offer a presentation and work-in-progress showing of red, black and GREEN: a blues, a performance and national community-based eco-equity project conceived and directed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph

It is a hard and obvious truth that people of color are under-represented in the environmental movement. It is also a hard and obvious truth that violent crime and poor education pose more of an imminent danger to most poor neighborhoods than environmental crisis. I personally am of the belief that the movement for social change and environmental accountability are one and the same, that focusing on steps to sustain the planet ultimately force us to envision a pathway to sustaining humanity.
– Marc Bamuthi Joseph


red, black, and GREEN: a blues (rbGb) will combine hip hop poetry, dance, film, visual art and music. Landing at the intersection of green economics and black psychology, rbGb jumpstarts a conversation about environmental racism, social ecology and collective responsibility in the climate change era through groundbreaking contemporary theater.

The material for the piece will be developed from the stories, poems, visual art and filmed documentation generated in a series of community events focused on eco-equity — the idea that poor communities and communities of color can be logistically and psychologically included in the new clean, green economy.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph


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