LIFE is LIVING is a national campaign that uses a new form of green spoken story telling — one that represents the diverse and changing perspectives on what it means to be environmentally just.
This campaign seeks to inspire people to take the value they see in their LIFE, and establish it powerfully as a new voice to define what it means to be logistically and psychologically included in the new, clean and green economies.
Life is worth living, and Living is Green.
Presented by Marc Bamuthi Joseph & The Living Word Project
Video Directed by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi // Photo by Bethanie Hines
Cultivated w/ Youth Speaks, The Natural Builders, Hood Games, Green For All, Global Exchange, Estria & MVMT
About Life Is Living
A national campaign that uses a new form of green spoken story telling — one that represents the diverse and changing perspectives on what it means to be environmentally just. This campaign seeks to inspire people to take the value they see in their LIFE, and establish it powerfully as a new voice to define what it means to be logistically and psychologically included in the new, clean and green economies. Life is worth living, and Living is Green. lifeisliving.org
Riverside Theatre, The Living Word Project, MAPP International, Mighty4 and Samurai Graphix present:
Cultural Animators Series EARTH (H)OURS presents Life is Living
A public outdoor installation to catalyze deeper thought and community action around the value of life and our relationship to our planet.
Date: Saturday, May 9, 2009
The Estria Invitational Living Word Graffiti Battle
The Mighty 4 B Boy Battle hosted by Paulskeee
The Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle & Mighty 4 Break Battle hosted by Paulskeee
hosted by Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Visual artists will create environmentally themed, graffiti style tags with the word “Alive” on a 8X10 foot canvas. E in life = Energy, Environment, Ecology, Economy. 16 of the New York area’s most talented artists will compete for the crown in a live, one-day painting competition. Winner will be flown to Oakland in October to compete in the Finals, plus receive $500 cash (total $3000 value).
• Mighty4 Break Battle hosted by Pauskeee (with cash prizes)
• JamesTOP Blackbook Battles, one for 18 & under, another for over 18
• Live performances by Kurtis Blow & Hip Hop Choir, Brave New Voices Green Team, Riverside Inspirational Choir, Grace Kelly Jazz Quartet
• Learn about Bamboo Bicycles Demonstration, Riverside Youth Greenhouse Project, Harlem Green Mappers, The Earth Institute, WE ACT
Generously supported by Doris Duke Charitable Fund, NY Culture, New Heritage Theatre Group, The Earth Institute, American Eagle Outfitters, and Montana Colors North America Inc.
Taking place as part of Brave New Voices 2009, this year's Festival is presented in collaboration with Chicago's Kuumba Lynx.
Featuring: B-Girl/B-Boy battles, Freshest Footworker, Tightest Trick Skateboard Competition, The Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle, Baddest Burner, Soccer & B-ball Tournaments, and SPEAK OUT Offernda.
With performances by: Rebel Diaz, Saul Williams, Kuumba Lynx Performance Ensemble, FootworKINGz, BNV Green Team, Peace Poets, Solar 5, FM Supreme, Purpose of Life, Theaster Gates, UPLIFT HS marching band.
And educational activities, including: Eco-education w/The Chicago Botanic Garden, Mosaic Art making w/Beacon Street Gallery, HIV testing w/American Indian Health Service of Chicago, Recycled Art w/Little Black Pearl, Guerilla Theater w/Kuumba Lynx, Live murals & stencil art w/Connect Force, and a mobile recording studio w/INFERNO.