Panel: Shinnecock Art & Activism

Saturday, October 21, 2023
10:30 – 11:30 am

Join us for a fascinating panel discussion on motherhood and environmental activism. Shinnecock artist Courtney M. Leonard and Full Spectrum Indigenous Birth Worker (doula), Ahna Red Fox, discuss how motherhood has informed their work as activists. Leonard’s powerful work in ceramics, painting, video, and installation addresses urgent ecological issues and explores historical ties to water, land, and material culture. Her first retrospective exhibition, COURTNEY M. LEONARD: Logbook 2004-2023, is currently on view at The Heckscher Museum. Red Fox is the founder of Wuttahminneoh (Heartberry) Birth Work, manages the Neetuonk Garden Project & Traditional Meal Train, is the Indigenous Representative on the Suffolk County Maternal Morbidity Task Force, and is Executive Director of East End Birth Network, Inc. Through her many projects, Red Fox is committed to practicing food sovereignty and providing resources to the Shinnecock community and beyond. Curator, Karli Wurzelbacher, Ph.D., moderates the conversation.

Members Free; Shinnecock Nation Members Free; Non-Members $10

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