PAFA Performances

We are the Seeds: Panel and Performance

Event Information
Rhoden Arts Center
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
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General Public
PAFA Members: Free
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Join Urie Ridgeway (Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape), Paula Mirabal (Taos Pueblo), and Tailinh Agoyo (Narragansett) for a panel discussion focused on the importance of land and water to Indigenous people past and present. The panelists will also discuss environmental issues Indigenous communities are facing today. Urie and Paula will focus on their homelands and their community’s successes and challenges, while Tailinh will share about her photo series, The Warrior Project, which tells the story of Indigenous children’s concern for the future of their homelands and waterways. Following the discussion, We Are the Seeds dance troupe will perform and renowned artist Tchin will speak to the significance of wampum jewelry, which will also be available for purchase.

After the panel and performance, a special reception will be held at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) from 3:30-5:00 pm. Located just a short walk from PAFA at 1214 Arch Street, all are welcome to come and see Echoes and Reverberations—an exhibition featuring works by five former FWM Artists-in-Residence who chose to amplify aspects of their Native American heritage such that they resonate in our current lives— then head to the print studios to enjoy refreshments and create a screenprint with imagery inspired by the day’s programming.