THE HAUS OF GLITTER

THE LIBERATION GARDEN

at the Haus of Glitter Performance Lab + Parq also known as the Esek Hopkins Homestead + Park

Our community garden, at The Haus of Glitter Performance Lab (at Hopkins Park), initiated by the hands of The Glitter Goddesses, holds intergenerational programming and art-making. We offer workshops, events, and art builds throughout the summer months.

The eARThwork here engages our Providence community 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 who cultivated this land before us, and the Indigenous people before them.

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?

Funded by The Grassroots Fund, Take It Outside, RI Environmental Education Association, Northern Rhode Island Conservation District, Rhode Island State Conservation Committee, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services.


CURRENT PROJECTS

HAUS OF GLITTER SUMMER CAMP - PASA

GRADES 5-8: LIBERATION GARDEN SUMMER CAMP

JULY 6-30, MON-FRI 9AM - 1PM

Lead Instructor: Sam Zimmer

Teaching Assistant: Efrel Solares


SIGN UP HERE! Do you want to join our historical intervention? Explore plants, collaborative art, and mindfulness in a four-week program in the Liberation Garden at The Haus of Glitter Performance Lab.



GRADES 9-12: THE REVOLUTION LAB SUMMER CAMP

Lead Instructor: Andy Goodman

Teaching Assistant: KeiKei Harley

Guest Artist: Steven Choummalaithong


SIGN UP HERE! Do you want to join our historical intervention? Explore activism, justice and creative practice in a four-week program at Classical High School.

AS220YOUTH FUTUREWORLDS INSTALLATION: REVOLUTION GARDEN

Curators: AM. and Kego

Honoring eARThwork and the ballroom scene, Visual + Media Arts at AS220 Youth have a hand in transforming this layered space toward Queer/Trans BIPoC Feminism. Young artists are creating Afrofuturist installations and murals alongside THE HISTORICAL FANTASY OF ESEK HOPKINS set as part of their annual FutureWorlds showcase. 2021: "Amerikkka Better Have My Money"

SUMMER WORKSHOPS + EVENTS

To Be Announced

HANDS IN THE SOIL OF THE LIBERATION GARDEN

Community Garden Director: AM.

Education Programs Director: Sam Zimmer

Co-management: Efrel Solares

Current Community Gardeners: Javi Hamel + Jay Veras, Jr.

  • Steven Choummalaithong

  • Assi Coulibaly

  • Matt Garza

  • Trent Lee

  • Karina Faial

  • Rey Londres

  • Janayla Chavarria

  • Andraly Horn

  • Sam Zimmer

  • Benjamin Freeman

  • Aline Kovacs

  • Cherie Tay

  • KeiKei Harley

  • Simcha Davis

  • Javi Hamel

  • AS220 Youth