Indigenous Voices: One Book, One Philadelphia Finale Event November TBD streaming online To celebrate the many voices heard in There There and throughout One Book programs, join us in closing the season with a polyphonic presentation of performances by local artists, featuring Urie and Cory Ridgeway (Nanticoke Lenape); Native Nations Dance Theater (Blackfeet/Seminole/Creek); Mabel Negrete (CNS) with Campatlanezi (Danza Azteca del Anahuac); master storyteller Tchin (Narragansett); Cassie Rose Mitchell (Modoc/Klamath); We are the Seeds Dance Troupe (Saponi/Tuscarora/Narragansett), and violinist Lauren Garrett (Eastern Shoshone of Wind River). Following the performances, the artists will sit down for a conversation about their creative and cultural practices, their relationships with Philadelphia, and staying connected to their roots. The One Book, One Philadelphia Finale is proudly co-presented and curated by We Are the Seeds, an organization founded by a team of Indigenous women committed to uplifting and centering Indigenous voices through the arts.
Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness — and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe. ---Arundhati Roy