Sing Our Rivers Red, Teach-in NY

Sing Our Rivers Red, New York is an opportunity to gather together, raise consciousness, organize around and promote the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Based around a traveling exhibition of women’s earrings on Friday October 23rd we will bring together artists and scholars whose work relates to issues affecting the lives of indigenous women for a teach-in, film screening and community gathering. The exhibition and event is located at the American Indian Community House at 254 West 29th Street, 2nd Floor in Manhattan.

“The Sing Our Rivers Red (SORR) events aim to bring awareness to the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women and colonial gender based violence in the United States and Canada. The events strive to raise consciousness, unite ideas and demand action for Indigenous women, girls, Two Spirit and LGBTQQIA people who have been murdered or gone missing, tortured, raped, trafficked, and assaulted, who have not had the proper attention or justice.” – SORR website https://singourriversred.wordpress.com/

for more info on Missing and Murdered Native American Women:

http://www.amnestyusa.org/pdfs/mazeofinjustice.pdf

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/03/03/luger-sing-our-rivers-red-brings-awareness-missing-murdered-indigenous-women-us-159443

http://www.itstartswithus-mmiw.com

and

http://walkingwithoursisters.ca

Documentary film screening Missing: The Documentary, Cameron Monkman / Young Jibwe, 2pm
Teach-in, 4pm to 7pm
Performances and hand drum singing, 7 to 9pm

Invited guests:
Arts and representation (4-5:15pm)
Tanis Parenteau, Actor and activist
Maria Hupfield, Artist and activist
Crystal Migwans, PhD Columbia University, Art History and Women’s revitalization work
Cristina Cortes, Lotus Dance Group

Leadership and Indigenous identity (5:45-7pm)
Noel Altaha, Columbia School of Social Work
Santy Quinde, Journalist & Community Leader
Sienna Hunter-Cuyjet, Shinnecock Tribe CEO
Betty Lyons, American Indian Law Alliance

Performances & Hand Drum Singing (7pm-9pm)
SilverCloud Singers
Blue Feather Drum – Yale University

For more information see:
https://singourriversred.wordpress.com

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