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  • Conversation on Cultural Stewardship: African American Foodways, Occupation and Oral History

    Thursday, October 6, 2022
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Add to Calendar 10/06/2022 6:00 PM 10/06/2022 7:30 PM America/New_York Conversation on Cultural Stewardship: African American Foodways, Occupation and Oral History

    In collaboration with Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education and The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

    Free and open to the public | Advance registration encouraged | Location: The Rockwell Museum

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    Join us for a conversation about how to identify, protect, and enhance our important traditions, ways of life, cherished places, and vital relationships with each other and the wider world. Culture creates and strengthens communities. Understanding the complexity and power of culture gives communities agency. The concept of Cultural Stewardship teaches us to understand our personal cultural identity as well as that of our families, schools, neighborhoods, and communities. This conversation series with local cultural stewards from our African American, Native American, and Muslim American communities encourages us to observe, listen, document, and work closely with individuals and communities that make up our region’s cultural ecosystem.

    This conversation will feature Christa Heyward, Executive Director of the Elmira Center for Cultural Advancement, Susan Knox, local restaurateur, and Will Wickham, Musical Director of the Cantata Singers. Listen to panelists share about their work documenting and preserving African American foodways, occupation and oral history in Elmira, NY.

     

    This program is funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding for this project comes from Corning Incorporated Foundation, and Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. Thank you to New York FolkloreThe Rockwell Museum, and The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes for their invaluable support.

     

    The Rockwell Museum | 111 Cedar Street, Corning, NY 14830

    In collaboration with Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education and The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

    Free and open to the public | Advance registration encouraged | Location: The Rockwell Museum

    Register

    Join us for a conversation about how to identify, protect, and enhance our important traditions, ways of life, cherished places, and vital relationships with each other and the wider world. Culture creates and strengthens communities. Understanding the complexity and power of culture gives communities agency. The concept of Cultural Stewardship teaches us to understand our personal cultural identity as well as that of our families, schools, neighborhoods, and communities. This conversation series with local cultural stewards from our African American, Native American, and Muslim American communities encourages us to observe, listen, document, and work closely with individuals and communities that make up our region’s cultural ecosystem.

    This conversation will feature Christa Heyward, Executive Director of the Elmira Center for Cultural Advancement, Susan Knox, local restaurateur, and Will Wickham, Musical Director of the Cantata Singers. Listen to panelists share about their work documenting and preserving African American foodways, occupation and oral history in Elmira, NY.

     

    This program is funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding for this project comes from Corning Incorporated Foundation, and Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. Thank you to New York FolkloreThe Rockwell Museum, and The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes for their invaluable support.