NATIVE PERSPECTIVES : ON ARTS, CULTURE and JUSTICE
Doors open at 6:30pm
Programmed by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation and We Can Listen, seven Native American artists share their perspectives through their art. The first half of the program will focus on each artist's story through their work.
In the second half of the program, the discussion will focus on how the artists work addresses justice issues that affect Native communities locally and globally. The conversation will also include an exploration on how the artists work address issues around visibility, identity, essentialism and stereotype.
In conjunction with a city-wide movement to raise awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women click here for information about another wonderful FREE event we are hosting May 2nd -we will be screening the award winning short film Missing Indigenous. Members of the film crew are featured guests in our panel.
Cassandra Frost, Actress, Member of The Cheyenne River Sioux of South Dakota
Anthony Hudson/Carla Rossi, Multidisciplinary Artist/Writer/Performer/Filmmaker, Grand Ronde
LaRonn Katchia, Filmmaker, Tribal member Warm Springs Indian Reservation
Jacqueline Keeler, Writer, Diné/Ihanktonwan
Brenda Mallory, Visual Artist, Citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
Isaac Trimble, Film producer, Flute maker, Apache/Yaqui
Shirod Younker, Traditional/Multidisciplinary, Coquille & Coos
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At We Can Listen, we strive to build community, educate, and share the positive impact that truly listening to diverse voices can have on us all. Through a cultural intersection of storytelling, film, music, art and personal expression we support individuals and grass roots organizations as they raise their voices on compelling social justice issues. We hope these personal stories will reach audiences they havent reached before, and provide the opportunity, for all who hear them, to increase their understanding of issues that require action and awareness in our greater community.
Moderated by Grammy-nominated local recording artist and theatrical performer Julianne R. Johnson, each We Can Listen event explores a topic of current, social, political, or environmental importance in an atmosphere of trust and respect for both speakers and audience alike. The We Can Listen production team acts as a supportive base by providing stage, format, and promotion for local organizations as they design their own program to specifically address their concerns and causes in a way that is meaningful for them.
The Old Church Concert Hall (View)
1422 SW 11th Ave at Clay St
Portland, OR 97201
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