On November 17, the Art Circles Organizing Team will be hosting an Indigenous Perspectives Art Circle.
The event’s theme: “Indigenous people have lived in the Americas for thousands of years, including the Muscogee Creek people who lived, worked, and produced knowledge on the land that Emory University now occupies. Indigeneity and Indigeouns identity are defined and redefined by many different individuals across time, place, and culture; we do not intend to limit this definition, but we are excited to explore how art can function as an expression of that identity, in all its multitudes. Art allows for the expression and acknowledgment of culture and perspective through the sharing of stories, history, language, and knowledge.”
If you are interested in joining this vibrant conversation, please contact Zimra Chickering (zimra [dot] chickering [at] emory [dot] edu). Your reservation will be noted and a reminder email will be sent with the discussion guidelines the day before the discussion. To participate, please bring along any art piece that engages with the theme, whether that be visual art, a poem, a song, a story, or anything else you want to share. This is not an academic discussion. Each person will have three minutes to talk about their chosen work, but do not feel worried about filling up that time, as it is simply a cap to provide equitable time for all participants. It is encouraged that you to share your thoughts and feelings openly and informally.
Time: 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Place: Cannon Chapel Breezeway
For more information, contact Zimra Chickering at zimra [dot] chickering [at] emory [dot] edu.