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The Lenape Center Symposium

October 13, 2018 at 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

The Lenape Center Symposium

OCTOBER 13, 2018 @ 10AM-6PM

Underground Theater
Sliding Scale Donation: $5, $10, $15, $20

The Lenape Center presents a day-long platform of discussions and performances that addresses the complex histories of colonization and the potential for art institutions to influence more equitable futures for Indigenous communities.

The symposium will conclude with Kinstillatory Mappings in Light and Dark Matter, a monthly bonfire hosted by Emily Johnson/Catalyst in Abrons’ Amphitheater from 7-10pm.  

The Lenape Center Symposium is made possible by Lenape Center’s partnership with the Center for Earth Ethics. The Lenape Center Symposium is presented as part of The Mile-Long Opera, which is made possible by the Presenting Sponsor, Target.

About the organizers:

The Lenape Center is a non-profit organization based in the ancestral Lenape island of Manhattan from Manaháhtaan, “the place for gathering the wood to make bows.”  

Our mission is continuing Lenapehoking by promoting Lenape language and the creation, development, distribution and exhibition of Lenape arts and culture; which includes caring for Mother Earth. We are building a pathway for Indigenous peoples between inherited cultural traditions and the dynamic innovations of contemporary global society.

Lenape, meaning “the people,” are the original peoples of Lenapehoking: New Jersey, Delaware, southern New York, eastern Pennsylvania, and western Connecticut.

We believe Lenape creativity and wisdom will continue to play a significant part in creating a better world for generations to come. Lenape Center is a fiscally sponsored organization of the New York Foundation for the Arts.


October 13, 2018
10:00 am to 6:00 pm


Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)
New York, NY
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