“Life is Living” with Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Houston launch event

The Mitchell Center reunites with explosive spoken word poet/choreographer Marc Bamuthi Joseph for the Houston launch of “Life is Living,” a national campaign exploring the changing perspectives on environmental justice. The kick-off will feature hip hop performances, competitions, and participatory activities by a range of Houston organizations including Aerosol Warfare, CKC StART Street & Urban Arts, Last Organic Outpost, Workshop Houston, Project Row Houses, the UH College of Architecture, and youth slam poetry group Meta-Four Houston. Previous “Life is Living” festivals have been held in Chicago, Harlem, and Oakland, and are planned for Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The event launches a two-year residency engaging Bamuthi with Houston’s Third and Fifth Ward neighborhoods and University of Houston students. The residency will culminate with a presentation of “red, black, and GREEN, a blues,” a performance incorporating hip hop, poetry, dance, film, visual art and music created from “Life is Living” festivals across the country. 

Nov 7, 2009
Free Admission
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Kid Friendly:

PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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