LONG TABLE & DURATIONAL SEWING BEE
ORGANIZED WITH EMILY JOHNSON/CATALYST
Umyuangvigkaq is “a place to gather ideas,” and this free Long Table and Durational Sewing Bee gathers Indigenous thinkers, artists and allies to engage in generous activity, while exploring the intersections of contemporary Indigenous and American cultures.
Led by Emily Johnson (Yup’ik), Karyn Recollet (Cree) and Cindi Alvitre (Gabrieliño/Tongva), the Long Table is a space to center Indigenous voices in the art world and beyond. New topics unfold throughout the event, encouraging personal reflections and critical interventions, as well as storytelling and other First Nations knowledge forms.
Umyuangvigkaq: Yaanga invites all participants to listen, to speak, and to express themselves through sewn messages on quilt squares—contributing to a more than 4,000-square-foot quilt designed by Maggie Thompson (Fond Du Lac Ojibwe), which becomes a blanket for audiences around the country as part of Johnson’s all-night performance gathering Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars.
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We acknowledge this gathering is held on the lands of the Tongva people. We acknowledge and pay respect to generations of Tongva elders and ancestors and offer gratitude to Tongva people, land and waters of Yaanga (Downtown Los Angeles).
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3–9PM // ACE HOTEL DTLA, SEGOVIA HALL
929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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This event is free. Reservations recommended.
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Presented in conjunction with the Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside gathering, hosted and co-directed by Jacqueline Shea Murphy and María Regina Firmino-Castillo, April 27 to May 6, 2018. Full program details at http://icr.ucr.edu.
Made possible with generous support from Ace Hotel DTLA; the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) with funding from the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts; and California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, www.calhum.org.