Sustainability and the poor: Will the two ever get along?

September 21, 2012

In connection with its production of red, black & GREEN: a blues, presented as part of the Live Arts Philly Fringe festival, the Annenberg Center last evening hosted a panel that sought to address how to engage communities in sustainability issues. It proved an enlightening mix of provocative questions, thoughtful answers, and rousing audience response.

The writer and performer of red, black & GREEN: a blues, a multi--media spoken word piece, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, served as moderator, or "mediator," as he termed it, of the event. First, though, he recited a snippet of his work — it involved personalities in Chicago and the Sudan and concluded with the phrase "if you're brown, you cannot go green till you respect black life."

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