The Healing Roots project creates space for underrepresented voices to take hold of their own history and narratives, and share their knowledge through storytelling. The resulting video stories create a visual painting with words that show people’s connection to their environment and knowledge of their own communities’ traditions, values, and history. Many of these voices come from environmental justice communities that we partner with.
We joined forces with many different groups as we reached into our communities to amplify these narratives. They include but are not limited to the University of Minnesota – College of Liberal Arts, Backyard Phenology, COPAL MN, and Riverside Plaza Tenants Association.