According to Maya Angelou, author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, “When members of a society wish to secure that society’s rich heritage, they cherish their arts and respect their artists. The esteem with which we regard the multiple cultures offered in our country enhances our possibilities for healthy survival and continued social development.” (See more quotes from Maya Angelou).
As we seek environmental justice and social justice, we would be wise to heed Maya Angelou’s advice. Artists provide us with vision, bring us vitality, show us the truth, provide a mirror and a window for our souls. We must encourage and support a diversity of artistic voices as these voices will help us hear and see the solutions.
The “new” festivals that are blossoming worldwide like Burning Man and Lucidity, or how festivals like Coachella
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