Sunday, November 26, 2023

Monday! Join our discussion on Identity and Misconceptions of Native Americans in our Culture


Free on Zoom
Mon, Nov 27 @ 7PM

Perceptions of Native Americans are often shaped by sports mascots, advertisements and characters on TV and in the movies — think of Pocahontas, Tonto from the Lone Ranger and the animated warriors who appeared in Hanna-Barbera cartoons. These misrepresentations are harmful and ignore the diversity of indigenous people and their rich cultures and heritages.

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, this month’s Standing in Solidarity program is about Native American identity and how best to preserve and share that identity. Our PSEG True Diversity Film Series selection is Reel Injun, a documentary about the depictions of Native Americans in Hollywood films.

How to participate:

  1. Register here.
  2. Watch Reel Injun for free at home.
  3. Join us for a virtual conversation on Mon, Nov 27, at 7PM.

Our panel will be moderated by Tasia Martinez, a Dine’ woman and Equity Success Coordinator for the Grants Cibola County school district in Grants, New Mexico.

Our panelists include:

William Chimborazo, Kichwa member and Director and Co-Founder of the ISA Sumak Kawsay Foundation

Trinity Norwood, citizen of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation in South Jersey and writer and advocate for indigenous peoples

Ty Wolf, Wolf Clan member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation of New Jersey, coordinator of tribe’s annual powwow, advocate and artist

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Decolonizing Arts Education

Wed, Dec 6 @ 3:30PM

Part of the Social Justice Learning Series. This professional development workshop led by Emi Aguilar will show educators how to remove European and colonial practices from teaching and learning.

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Generous support provided by ADP, official Community Engagement Partner of NJPAC

Generous support for Standing in Solidarity provided by PSEG Foundation
Additional support provided by Verizon and Women@NJPAC

Social Justice Learning Series: Decolonizing Arts Education is part of NJPAC’s Colton Institute for Training and Research in the Arts

Support for NJPAC Professional Development provided, in part, by BD, Kennedy Center Partners in Education, Merck Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Panasonic Foundation, PNC, Prudential Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation, Turrell Fund, Victoria Foundation and Wolf Trap