This Bass Connections class seeks to ground inquiry into the issues of environmental justice, climate change and migration in a specific location: Durham gardens and forest. We will document how communities engage with these issues by conducting oral histories and also documenting these sites through photography, mapping and archival research.

We are partnering with the Humanities Action Lab (HAL-Rutgers), a consortium of over 25 universities, issue organizations, and public spaces that collaborate to produce community-curated public humanities projects on urgent social issues. A central part of this collaboration is the creation of sustainable partnerships between universities and community-based organizations. We will be including the Pauli Murray Project and gardening clubs as partners in the planning and development of this project.

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