URBAN x INDIGENOUS: Spirits of the Streets
organized by Sammay Dizon
Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7, 1:00-5:00PM
SoMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco
see website for ticket information
Presented by Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center
as part of the 18th Annual United States of Asian America Festival: Sparking Light
URBAN x INDIGENOUS: Spirits of the Streets is a two-day community arts event that involves and encourages an inter-generational, multidisciplinary artistic approach to acknowledging the indigenous spirit in the urban jungle of our present day.
Day One will consist of a storytelling workshop exploring the importance of movement, song, and spoken word in the (re)telling of our traditions passed down and a community dialogue inquiring the presence of the 'indigenous self' in modern day art-making, creative practice, and public performance.
Day Two will culminate in an arts exhibition and performance activation that speaks to the intersection of urban and indigenous practices in our contemporary society.
Centered on the Asian Pacific Islander-experience but in alliance with all indigenous peoples, URBAN x INDIGENOUS: Spirits of the Streets aims to unite cultural and urban-based artists to strengthen the network of urban-indigenous creatives, scholars, and community organizers towards collective action through arts as activism.