6th Annual Thangs Taken: rethinking thanksgiving
Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM (PST)
Tickets: $10-$25 sliding scale at the door. Featuring Corrina Gould, Wicahpiluta Candelaria, Iamani I.ameni, GoodShield Aguilar, Rico Pabon, DJ Free Leonard, Ariel Luckey and others tba! Thangs Taken: rethinking thanksgiving is a cultural arts event that brings artists, activists and communities together to explore the complex history of Thanksgiving and to acknowledge the legacy of U.S. colonialism and genocide against Native Americans. Produced by the Free Land Project and curated and hosted by Ariel Luckey, Thangs Taken features live music, dance, film, spoken word poetry, hip hop theater and visual art installations from Native and non-Native artists. Grounded in grassroots activism, Thangs Taken also features leaders from local social and environmental justice organizations to provide information on current campaigns and concrete ways to take action in the community. With the arts at the center, people from diverse backgrounds gather to engage in critical dialogue and to stand in the power of our collective ability to create a world based in peace and justice that we can truly be thankful for. Each year Thangs Taken raises hundreds of dollars for a specific community organization or campaign. Past events have benefited the Ohlone Shellmound Walk, the Longest Walk 2, the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, the Indigenous Delegation to Palestine and the Hintil Ku Caa Preschool in Oakland. Celebrating our common humanity and the legacy of resistance to colonization, we create a circle of prayers, poems, pictures, songs, stories and movement.