THE LIBERATION GARDENat the Haus of Glitter Performance Lab + Parq also known as the Esek Hopkins Homestead + Park
This community garden, initiated by the hands of the Glitter Goddesses, managed by AM., holds intergenerational programming and art-making. The eARThwork here engages Providence youth communities to heal with us and to tap into this City's initiative for environmental justice. Everything we create with this earthspace aims to honor the bodies, minds, and souls lost to the plague of white supremacy; the legacy of creativity & activism we inherited from our ancestors; and the human beings who were stolen, tortured and brought to the Americas on the slaveship Sally, commanded by Esek Hopkins.
What secrets did our QT BIPOC ancestors leave in the soil for us?
What wisdom does mother earth offer for our decolonization movement?
How can Queer/Feminist/Anti-Racist-centered earthwork, grounded in creative practice, be a practice of internal, relational, ideological and systemic liberation?
The Liberation Garden represents The Haus of Glitter Performance Lab's research - at the intersection of land/earth, colonization, slavery, and revolution. While planting these gardens, The Haus of Glitter Dance Company + Glitter Goddess Collective is building installations, (virtual) performances, living history archives, community capacity and curriculum to engage in urgent creative practice around what intersectional decolonization looks like / sounds like / feels like / smells like / tastes like.
CURRENT PROJECTS Social Distance Fall 2020
The GreenHaus Project
The GreenHaus Project is a collaboration between Haus of Glitter, Movement Education Outdoors, and AS220. The AS220 Youth program supports a movement toward a green future. As part of the energetic shift of Hopkins Park, this project holds space for youth to teach, learn, plant, build, and meditate in collaboration with Jo Ayuso of MEO. Local collaborators offer workshops each week, sharing the knowledge and skills to prepare these young artists to build and maintain a COVID-safe community greenhouse until December 2021.
Social Distance Summer 2020
Sunflower Phytoremediation Garden
Youth Community Service Program
Guided Walking Garden Meditation Series
Colonization & Slavery Memorial Installations
Community Herb & Vegetable Garden
Park Cleanup & Beautification (landscaping & public art)
Dance, Meditation & Yoga Series
Women of Color Creative Circle Series
Community Art-Build Picnics: "Floating" Murals & BLM Outdoor Gallery
HANDS IN THE SOIL OF THE LIBERATION GARDEN