Special Guest Artists and Entertainment
HILTON KELLEY - GOLDMAN PRIZE-WINNING POET
Environmental justice advocate Hilton Kelley visits Pensacola to share the story of his internationally-known battle to stop pollution of communities along the Texas coast. Kelley is a recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, which honors grassroots environmental heroes from the world’s six inhabited continental regions.
Mr. Kelley lends his experience in Texas to a range of environmental issues in the Pensacola-area, and how grassroots activism can effect change on issues from climate change to air pollution. His work has led him to testify before the Texas Legislature and the US Senate, address UNESCO in Paris, and meet President Obama at the White House.
Mr. Kelley hails from a largely African-American neighborhood in Port Arthur, TX, where residents have long suffered from emissions spewing from eight major petrochemical and hazardous waste facilities nearby. His work led to reductions in emissions, health coverage for residents, and establishment of a $3.5 million fund to help entrepreneurs launch new businesses in the community.
AUDI-YO - SINGER, SONGWRITER
Born in Galveston TX, raised in Port Arthur TX, this R@B sensation is sending shock waves through TX/LA singing at various venues through the southern states. The singer, dancer, and writer is just enjoying life right now. Grasping the moment is what it’s all about...........Audio
Plantbot combines imagination, possibility and reality as plants are grafted onto remote controlled robotic bases to create a poetic plant-robot hybrid.
The question is – what will, what can, it all become? What can it do for our future food needs? Come, see, learn at the PlantBot display.