Words of Wild Survival: Wombs, Wounds, Wastelands, Water took place on Friday, September 14, 2018, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The public conference convened in UCI’s Humanities Gateway, Room 1010, and featured creative writing about African, African American, Latinx, and Native American responses to ecological catastrophe. The conference was the culmination of a two-week faculty residency convened by a team led by Dr. Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, Associate Professor of African American Studies. Click on the image to download the event flier.
Words of Wild Survival planted a seed for what would become UCI’s new student writing competition on courageous and transformative action for environmental justice. Learn more about the Environmental Justice Writing Award here.
Words of Wild Survival was a University of California Humanities Research Institute Faculty Residency Public Conference. It was co-sponsored by Village Verbals, University of South Africa, UC Consortium for Black Studies, UCI Community Resilience Projects, UCI Faculty Collaborative Conference Grant, and UCI Center for Black Cultures, Resources, and Research.