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Green Guard Collective Releases Media Collection about Urban Environmentalism

Green Guard

The Green Guard collective at United Roots was started by local artist and environmental educator, Mira Manickam through a grant from the Open Circle Foundation with some additional funding from other foundations and groups, The Green Guard aims to raise awareness about the presence of nature in the urban environment through hip hop arts and media. Green Guard youth artists explored natural spaces in Oakland through hands on workshops, and worked with Mira Manickam and other collective members to create media and art inspired and informed by their experiences in urban nature. This music and performance art was be shared with the Oakland community through performances that celebrate and examine the diverse ways people can relate to the local environment. The program takes place at United Roots, and includes off site trainings in Oakland natural spaces. The following videos are from the Green Guard program in 2014, including art by Kyziah Shavers, Ida Keller, Mazin Mahgoub, Lali Wilde, Mira Manickam and more.

For more information about Green Guard please email: miramanickam@gmail.com

Green Guard Promo Video

Green Guard Promo Video from United Roots/ Oakland PAYV Acad. on Vimeo.

Music Video “Girl Power”

Music Video “Girl Power” featuring Green Guard from United Roots/ Oakland PAYV Acad. on Vimeo.

Music Video “Green Guard Collective Piece”

Music Video “Green Guard Group Piece” from United Roots/ Oakland PAYV Acad. on Vimeo.

Spoken Word “Lali”

Spoken Word Video “Lali” from Green Guard Collective from United Roots/ Oakland PAYV Acad. on Vimeo.

Spoken Word “Ida”

Spoken Word Video “Ida” from Green Guard Collective from United Roots/ Oakland PAYV Acad. on Vimeo.

Spoken Word “Mazin”

Spoken Word Video “Mazin from Green Guard Collective” from United Roots/ Oakland PAYV Acad. on Vimeo.

Spoken Word & Dance Performance “Kyziah”

Dance Performance & Spoken Word Video “Kyziah” from Green Guard Collective from United Roots/ Oakland PAYV Acad. on Vimeo.

Green Guard Performance at East Side Arts Alliance (April 27, 2014)

Green Guard Performance at East Side Arts Alliance from United Roots/ Oakland PAYV Acad. on Vimeo.

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