CONFLUENCE 2022 explores the environment, arts, and activism with a particular emphasis on environmental justice and climate change; a unique presentation of four streams consisting of music, literature, visual arts, and environmental sciences in confluence with community organizations.

“I Know That I Know”

Sept 10th, 7pm; Atlanta Symphony Hall

Premiere of The Marshes of Glynn, an oratorio setting of Georgian Sidney Lanier’s famous poem. Composed by Steven Darsey, the work is itself a confluence of nature, music, theology, and poetry.

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Arts at the Confluence: Conversations 

Sept 11th, 2pm – 4pm; First Congregational Church

Conversations with Margaret Renkl, Janisse Ray, and Dwight Andrews exploring the environment, arts, and activism. Book signing; free! 
*This event will be streamed live on First Church’s Facebook and Youtube!*

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Heralding Confluence

Trees Atlanta, Kendeda Center, Chester Ave

Trees Atlanta at the Kendeda Center on Chester Avenue becomes a public art exhibit in September of 2022 with artists inspired by the environment, celebrating the natural world and sometimes lamenting the Georgia landscape.

Reception: Sept 11th, 6pm – 8pm

Open Exhibit: Sept 12th – 16th (Excluding 14th), 11am – 4pm

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Metro Atlanta’s Urban Waters Symposium

Sept 14th, 9:30am – 4pm; Trees Atlanta, Kendeda Center, Chester Ave

A near day-long opportunity for community engagement, education and development for everyone interested in Metro Atlanta’s unique ecosystems. West Atlanta Watershed Alliance presents “State of the Watershed”, as well as “Heat Islands in Metro Atlanta,” a collection of student-led scientific projects. 

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Culminating Confluence Event: Trip to site of Proposed National Park and Preserve

Sept 17th; Tickets $100. Bus departs at 9am from Emory Campus, at the parking deck near Barnes & Noble. Visit and explore the Historic National Park, and take part in the 30th Annual Ocmulgee Indigenous Celebration!

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