Levine Museum will be joining the 6th Annual BOOM arts festival on Saturday, April 22nd from 3:45 -4:45 pm. The festival will take place at Camp North End, 1824 Statesville Ave. You can find Levine Museum in the Alcove area to learn about our upcoming exhibition Climates of Inequality, and enjoy some poetry by Eboné Lockett.
Learn more about the festival and the full schedule of events below.
More About Eboné Lockett
Educator and CEO of Harvesting Humanity Eboné Lockett’s spoken word “Climates of Inequality” explores struggles for environmental justice in Charlotte. Lockett and students will also share about their work monitoring water quality in the city and curating the Levine Museum of the New South’s upcoming exhibition, Climates of Inequality: Climate Refugees in the City of Creeks (opening on May 6, 2023).
Eboné M. Lockett’s Environmental Justice journey began prenatally through the lineage of her melanated skin and unconsciously resurfaced when she witnessed the collapse of her elementary school friend Sandra who died from an asthma attack just feet away from the playground. It never dawned on her then that the proximity of the neighborhood playground to the neighborhood landfill (just a bridge between and a couple of blocks away) contributed to Sandra’s asthma and, ultimately, to her death. Apart from the landfill, the adjacent freeway and the railroad tracks completed the boxed-in design of the residential Bellevue Square Housing “Project,” where she spent almost a decade of her childhood years resisting a similar fate.