Boston AIR is a program by the city of Boston- where, artists, community members, and City employees work on projects that help reframe social conversations. These artists explore the ways they can use art and media to improve and bolster City initiatives.
Marsha's work frames conversations around the concept of environmental justice, race, and immigration. She has partnerships with BCYF Paris St. Community Center, the Harborkeepers, Zumix, Eastie Farms, and others.
1. Environmental Racism, seen from an Indigenous perspective. How can the arts act as catalysts towards sustainable change?
Follow me as I continue to excavate how colonization and racism have deeply impacted our Mother Earth, and communities of color.
2. East Side and Puerto Rico: Sharing Stories of Resilience
This project establishes connections between East Boston and Puerto Rico, as marginalized populations that are deeply impacted by climate change.
3. Learning from the Earth Keepers: Lessons from Indigenous Populations
Marsha Parrilla (Taíno), is partnering with members of the Wamponoag community, and the Caribbean Taíno community, to better understand how they have applied their wisdom of the Earth for hundreds of years. This longterm project will reconnect us to our human essence, which in turn will help us appreciate the Earth, and take better care of it.