Visit Climates of Inequality, a week-long pop-up exhibition featuring stories of environmental justice from the US, Mexico, and Colombia. Interactive displays bring you to the frontlines of community organizing in twenty-two localities, where the majority of residents are immigrants, low-income, Native American, and people of color. Though they have contributed the least to the climate crisis, these communities bear its most immediate and heaviest burdens. Yet in the face of this, communities have innovated creative strategies to resist and seek change, from coalition building and other solidarity movements to greening and restoring sites of significance.
Climates of Inequality Symposium
Register for the free Climates of Inequality symposium and Manzanar Diverted screening on Saturday, September 30.
From the Ground Up: Creating Heat and Climate Resilient Communities
Register for a roundtable discussion on Thursday, September 28, addressing the impact of rising heat on communities of color.
For more information, see: Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice
A coalition of labor unions and community-based organizations protest a new Amazon air cargo distribution center in San Bernardino, where air pollution and rates of asthma rank among worst in the state, 2019. Courtesy of Anthony Victoria, The Frontline Observer.
Climates of Inequality traveling exhibition and website is organized by the Humanities Action Lab (HAL), a collaboration between California State University, Northridge, University of California at Riverside and Santa Barbara, and twenty other institutions, led from Rutgers University-Newark, working with over 500 students, scholars, and community members. The project and its presentation at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) are made possible in part due to support provided by: the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; California Humanities; College of Humanities at California State University, Northridge; Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Learning in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Rutgers University-Newark School of Arts and Sciences; JANM; Relevancy & History Project; and the Pollitt Endowed Term Chair for Interdisciplinary Research and Learning at the University of California, Riverside.
See janm.org/visit for Museum hours.
Japanese American National Museum
September 23 – September 30, 2023
Riverside Art Museum
October 14 – November 5, 2023