Land & Power
Sense of Family with Juan Alonso-Rodríguez

Sense of Family with Juan Alonso-Rodríguez

October 22, 2020

In the third episode of Land & Power, we speak with artist Juan Alonso-Rodríguez about his Cuban heritage, immigrating to the United States, and inspiration for his art.

Cuban-born Juan Alonso-Rodríguez is a self-taught artist and arts activist with a career spanning over three decades in Seattle. His work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and is included in the permanent collections of the Tacoma Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Microsoft, Swedish Hospital, Harborview Medical Center, and General Mills, among others.

Birdwatching While Black with J. Drew Lanham

Birdwatching While Black with J. Drew Lanham

October 14, 2020

In the second episode of Land & Power, we speak with J. Drew about being a Black birdwatcher, bassoon-playing, and growing up connected to the land. He is a poet, ornithologist, and wrote the "9 Rules for the Black Birdwatcher" in Orion Magazine. 

Dr. J. Drew Lanham is a writer, poet, and wildlife biologist. As a wildlife professor, his focus is on songbird ecology and the role of African-Americans in natural resource conservation.

Main Streets with Dr. Mindy Fullilove

Main Streets with Dr. Mindy Fullilove

October 7, 2020

In the first episode of Land & Power, we speak with Dr. Mindy Fullilove about collective recovery and healing ruptured communities. Dr. Fullilove is a social psychiatrist and professor of urban policy and health. She is the author of three books we love, including "Root Shock," "Urban Alchemy," and a new book, "Main Street: How a City’s Heart Connects Us All."

Dr. Mindy Fullilove is a social psychiatrist and professor of urban policy and health. She is the author of three books we love, including “Root Shock,” “Urban Alchemy,” and a new book, “Main Street: How a City’s Heart Connects Us All.”

 

Land & Power: Stories of Belonging (trailer)

Land & Power: Stories of Belonging (trailer)

September 28, 2020

You can’t think of the land without thinking of history. Who has lived here? And who lives here now? And why?

  

Land is connected to so many things. And we’re interested in hearing from people of color doing ground-breaking and thoughtful work related to land. We’re asking them about how land connects to power and privilege. About the concept and history of “land ownership.” And how land connects to our health & well-being. 

 

Check out Forterra's podcast Land and Power: Stories of Belonging

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