Stories of Indigenous Immigrants: The Sun, the Moon and What We Carry!
Join the final workshop in A Journey: Indigenizing the Rising Sun, led by Indigenous Peoples' Day Philly.
In the first hour, participants will hear stories about Indigenous immigrants’ political relationship to indigeneity and latinidad within the United States and more broadly within settler colonial nation states, featuring Manuel Vasquez (Native Mexican / Zapotec Heritage), Miguel Sage (Taino/Cuban), and Mabel Negrete (CNS) (Native Chilean / Picunche-Inca Heritage).
In the second hour, the speakers will lead an interactive activity to deconstruct perceptions of Indigenous immigrant narratives.
Seats are limited. The first hour of presentations will also be streamed live on PAFA's YouTube channel.
Scholarships are available to attend in-person. Learn more and apply.
A Journey: Indigenizing the Rising Sun is a series of two workshops with panel presentations and interactive activities co-sponsored and led by IPD Philly (Indigenous Peoples’ Day Philly Inc) and partners. The series is in conversation with the artwork Delegate by Rose B. Simpson, on view in Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America, and will provide participants the opportunity to learn stories of survival on Navajo Reservation and of Indigenous Immigrants in Philadelphia. Through this journey of distinct stories and histories, participants will begin to envision concrete plans of action to challenge settler-colonial legacies, and to center and celebrate Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Peoples’ Day in their educational or professional practices from Lenapehoking—the ancestral land of the Lenni-Lenape.
Workshop registration includes admission to PAFA's museum on the day of the workshop.
This event is co-sponsored by Indigenous People's Day Philly, Inc.
Images courtesy of photographer Manuel Vasquez. Featured photos “Hora de Chocolate” and self-portait of the artist.