JuPong Lin workshop (Social Justice in the Arts and Media series)



The LAVA Center (324 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01301)

JuPong’s workshop cultivates practices of ecojustice and connection with environmental kin. She will share qigong and lead a poetry and paperfolding ceremony called “How do your people call the Earth? We will listen to the names of our ecological kin—beaver, frog, fish, dandelion, oak tree, pine tree—spoken in languages other than English. We will create a mandala from feathers, stones, acorns, and shells, to honor Earth, Land, Sky, Sea, Water. We will teach each other these words in non-English languages and write them on the paper that we will fold into canoes.

Part of our Social Justice in the Arts and Media series. Details on the series: https://localaccess.org/social-justice-in-the-arts-and-media/

Space will be limited. You can reserve a space with a donation or your choice ($1 minimum), or see it for free if there is space available the day of. Everyone who comes into The LAVA Center to see a play or presentation must show proof of Covid vaccination upon entry. Click here to reserve your space: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-justice-in-the-arts-and-media-jupong-lin-presentation-tickets-261392621367


JuPong Lin is a Taiwan-born interdisciplinary artist-researcher, writer and educator working to shift climate colonialism through culturally-responsive contemplative arts. Her installations and community performances blend paper-folding, poetics, story circle and qigong to activate personal and systemic transformation for climate justice and community resilience. As a de/colonizing artist and ceremonial activist, JuPong is dedicated to reclaiming ancestral traditions and language liberation. Her workshops cultivate kinship between our beloved 地球 (earth), Land, human and nonhuman Beings. JuPong is a PhD candidate in the Environmental Studies program at Antioch University New England and a faculty member of the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts (MFAIA) program at Goddard College for over 15 years. As the Director of the MFAIA, she led an initiative to establish a concentration in decolonial arts. https://www.juponglin.net



Major funding provided by The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice, and the Greenfield Cultural Council, with additional support from Deerfield Cultural Council, Montague Cultural Council, Shelburne Falls Cultural Council, and Bernardston Cultural Council. All cultural councils are local agencies supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.