Native Oral, Visual and Digital Storytelling for Social Justice

Keeping the Earth Power Coming

Native Oral, Visual and Digital Storytelling for Social Justice

The Inclusion and Justice Committee of Antioch University’s PhD in Leadership and Change Program will host an evening program that includes Native Oral, Visual and Digital Storytelling for Social Justice on Thursday, January 19 at 6:30 pm at the Duwamish Longhouse located at 4705 W. Marginal Way, S.W., Seattle, Washington 98106. The event is free and open to the public.

In 1983, Acoma writer Simon Ortiz edited a collection of short stories by Native writers titled Earth Power Coming (Navajo Community College Press). In the introduction, he writes, “it is to make sure the voice keeps singing forth so that the earth power will not cease, and that the people remain fully aware of their social, economic, political, cultural and spiritual relationships and responsibilities to all things. Almost four decades later, a group of Native individuals will sing forth their voices and share stories (orally, visually, and digitally) about social justice issues we face as indigenous peoples today. It is up to all of us to keep the earth power coming.

Featured presenters will include PhD in Leadership and Change students Brenda Manuelito (Navajo), Carmella Rodriguez and Nora Antoine (Lakota). The evening will also include special guests, Deb Guerrero (Tlingit, Snohomish and Cowlitz), co-founder of Turtle Women Rising, and Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha Band of Klallam Indians), Executive Director of South Wind Native Arts and Education Foundation, a small grassroots non-profit.

For more information please contact Leslee Creighton, [email protected]

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