Sept. 10, 5-7 pm: Installation Opening
The installation opening is set for Monday, September 10th, 5-7pm pm with a blessing of the plants and the poems offered by Shinnecock Nation elder Denise Silva-Dennis, followed by readings from a few of the poets including LeConte Dill, Associate Professor and Director of Public Health for the College of Global Public Health, NYU.
Earlier in the day, a variety of plants will have been introduced into garden boxes in each of the windows, many of them native to Puerto Rico. This choice reflects a recognition of the legacy of environmental and climate injustice that has been visited on the people of that island and the diasporic Puerto Rican community here in New York City. “All these plants have a story to tell about ecojustice, environmental justice, or climate justice,” says artist Mark Read, “they are collaborating with the poems and the people in these installations.”
Oct. 17, 12:30pm: Ross Gay Reading at Kimmel Windows
Ghost Fishing poet Ross Gay will join the Art and Public Policy class “Language is Action”, members of Food And Racial Equity Collective at NYU, Decarbonize NYU and others for a reading of his poem “A Small Needful Fact”. Mr Gay will be introduced by Deborah Ni of F.A.R.E. The pop-up reading will take place in front of the Kimmel Windows and is open to the public.
Nov. 1, 6:30 pm: Closing Reading
On November 1st, at 6:30 p.m at NYU’s Torch Club, The Writing Program, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, will host a closing reading with poets from the anthology and students who will have written work in conversation with the exhibition. The project is co sponsored by the Art, Education & Community Practice Program in the Department of Art and Art Professions, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, NYU.