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“Resilience: Honoring Those Lost, Those Murdered, and Those Who Still Search” Poetry and Discussion with Osage Artist Dante Biss-Grayson

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ribbon Skirt

November 13th, 4:00pm-6:00pm

The installation explores the root causes of the MMIW epidemic. Through spreading awareness the artist promotes actionable change. According to the Urban Health Institute, 5,712 cases of MMIW were reported in 2016, of these, only 116 were logged into the Department of Justice Database. Dante Biss-Grayson, in this ongoing installation honors those lost, those missing, and those murdered. The work is a live creation which will include, open discussions, poetry creation, art creation, new media, and virtual activism via social media platforms. By creating art, and externalizing the emotions felt, the artist intends to bring greater awareness to this issue, and inspire action.

Space is limited for the in-person event; pre-registration is recommended.Questions? Please call (860) 868-0518 or email [email protected] This is a FREE event, but donations are appreciated.

Donations will go towards a scholarship fund for emerging Native artists.

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Date:
November 13
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Venue

The Institute for American Indian Studies
38 Curtis Road
Washington, CT 06793 United States
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Phone:
860-868-0518
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