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Indigenous Long Table. Racism, Covenants, & Dreams Deferred.  July 10th, 2021

Saturday, July 10th, 2 PM - 5:30 PM

“Contemporary voices and perspectives of this region’s Indigenous people”

In conjunction with 21st Century Arts, Ganondagan’s Indigenous Long Table centers the voices and perspectives of this region’s Indigenous peoples at a Long Table Conversation surrounding the theme - Racism, Covenants, and Dreams Deferred.


 
Racism, Covenants, and Dreams Deferred” is Series of 3 Community-wide Long Table Conversations - 
  • July 9, 5-8:30 PM - African American Long Table at the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
  • July 10, 2 to 5:30 PM – Indigenous Long Table at the Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan, Victor, NY
  • July 11, 2-5:30 PM - Immigrant, Refugee and Migrant Long Table at the Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY

For more information on the series go to: 21stcenturyartsinc.org event page 

Audience members are invited to listen, learn and experience –

The Long Table conversation is a performative device conceived by artist/activist Lois Weaver – An experimental public forum that is all at once a performance, installation, roundtable, and discussion designed to facilitate an open dialogue through a gathering of people with a common thread.

Rachel DeGuzman, founder/executive director of 21st Century Arts Inc., adapted Weaver’s concept to use art/cultural provocations to explore issues of intersectional racism and center the creativity, voices, and issues important to marginalized people.

Indigenous Long Table Experience includes –

  • Soundscape - audio play that features Lauren Jimerson, which was created as “part of the ‘Warp & Weft,’ a multilingual audio archive of stories about 2020 - curated by interdisciplinary artist Mara Ahmed.”
  • Long Table Conversation within a group of Indigenous people
  • All - (groups of 4) play of “Intergroup Monopoly: A Lesson of the Enduring Effects of Inequality” – created by Richard Harvey (Saint Louis University). This game is played on a regular Monopoly board, with alternate rules.

Indigenous conversation starters begin the conversation. The table is held to their dialogue for 30 minutes and then Indigenous members of the audience can tap conversation starters out and join the conversation at the table.



Location – Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan State Historic Site, Victor, NY
Cost – Free/Registration Required (limited seating)

This socially distanced, free event is open to the public, but registration is required. The Long Table will be live streamed on http://facebook.com/artsandjusticeROC


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