Ecology Center Event

Environmental Justice Poetry Performance at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market

Tue, June 18, 2024 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
South Berkeley Farmers' Market, Adeline Street and 63rd Street

Join Ecology Center Poet-in-Residence, Gabriel Cortez, at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market, where he will debut poems alongside a team of local artists. They will share new work that lifts up environmental justice, food and land sovereignty, and local lineages of resistance.

This event is free, outdoors, and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 18, 2:30–3:30pm: South Berkeley Farmers Market
Adeline Street and 63rd Street, Berkeley, Ca.

Zouhair Mussa
Milani Pelley
Gracia Mwamba
Ashia Ajani

An Interview with Gabriel Cortez, Ecology Center Poet-in-Residence

Gabriel Cortez is a unique Bay Area transplant—raised in Maryland, Virginia, and Los Angeles and of Afro-Panamanian descent, his childhood trained him in navigating the contradictions between his Panamanian and United States cultures. But when you are young and don’t yet have the words to express the daily challenges you face, you just deal with it or, like Gabriel, you become a poet. …Read More