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It's the Environment! | Community Conversations Series
It's the Environment! | Community Conversations Series

Thu, Apr 11



It's the Environment! | Community Conversations Series

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Apr 11, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ArtsXchange, 2148 Newnan St, East Point, GA 30344, USA

About the Event


Join us for a conversation on environmental sustainability as we explore the expanded meaning & role of pollinators — from bees to people to ideas. This event is hosted in conjunction with our exhibit, Pollinators: An Artistic Celebration of Plants, Pollinators & Habitats, on view in the Jack Sinclair Gallery April 6-27.

Moderated by Tenisio Seanima, owner of Nature’s Candy Farms; with panelists Kendall Rae Johnson of  aGROWKulture, Khalifa Sultan Lee, advocate and agriculturalist, and Raina Turner-Greenlea, co-founder and director of Black Sustainability, Inc.


Tenisio Seanima, generational farmer and owner of Nature’s Candy Farms, has spent more than 10 years working in the food-justice space. He currently serves as the urban agriculture manager for East Point and manages the Fresh Oasis Community Garden at the ArtsXchange. He strives to make a positive impact, creating ripple effects of profound change in his community and worldwide.

Kendall Rae Johnson, age 9, influences youth in agriculture practices, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and agriculture career pathways. Named Georgia’s youngest certified farmer in 2021, she also started aGROWKulture, speaks at a host of school and community events, and has been featured on numerous TV, radio and news outlets, including The Grio, Good Morning America, & ABC World News Tonight.

A community leader and educator in Atlanta and back in his college town of Charlottesville, Virginia, Khalifa Sultan Lee has worked to ensure an  equitable, energy efficient, ecologically resilient future, for the most underserved families and their generations to come. A descendant of artists, performers, healers, ministers, and activists, Khalifa combines all that is within him to deliver thought-provoking, spiritually elevating art.

Raina Turner-Greenlea is Co-Founder and Director of Black Sustainability, Inc., building and managing the largest global network of sustainability practitioners of Afrikan descent. For years, she has helped design and implement the Urban Green Jobs workforce development program for HABESHA, Inc. and The Nature Conservancy across metro-Atlanta. The mother of two, wife and regenerative agriculturalist is also committed to restorative practices on her family’s 160 acres of land retained by her grandparents since the 1940s.

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