Imani Jacqueline Brown
Imani Jacqueline Brown is a New Orleans native, artist, activist, and researcher. She believes that art can drive policy and orients her practice toward the ever-elusive flicker of justice on the horizon, knowing that our world cannot find balance until social, ecological, and economic reparations are won. Imani is Director of Programs at Antenna, a co-founder of Blights Out and a core member of Occupy Museums. Occupy Museums’ project, “Debtfair”, was featured in the 2017 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. In 2015, Imani attended COP 21 as part of a #FossilFreeCulture delegation and there helped to establish the international Museum Liberation Movement. In 2009, she served as Oil and Gas Accountability Campaign Manager for the Gulf Restoration Network. She initiated and is Artistic Director of Fossil Free Fest.