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Communication student writes about Life is Living festival

Valenti School of Communication student Hiba Adi wrote an article that appeared in the Houston Chronicle about the Nov. 6 Life is Living festival, organized by Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts artist-in-residence Marc Bamuthi Joseph.

Adi is one of 12 journalism majors working as fall semester interns at the Houston Chronicle through a partnership between the communication school and the city's only daily newspaper.

Here's an excerpt from Adi's story:

"Houston's first hip-hop-based environmental justice festival put a new spin on "going green."

The Life is Living festival, held Saturday at Emancipation Park, used the arts to try to spur social change in the Third Ward neighborhood surrounding the University of Houston.

More than 30 local community organizations and volunteers participated in the event, part of a national campaign by Living Word Project and Youth Speaks to promote environmental practices in urban communities."

The article, "Putting a new spin on things: The Life is Living festival in Houston's Third Ward promotes environmentally sustainable practices" was published in the Chronicle's City & State section on Nov. 7 and in the Life section on the website.