Indigenous Voices is a year-long project in partnership with artists and communities in Tennessee that reflects the stories and artistic expressions of Indigenous Peoples of The Americas. The project includes an Indigenous film series with panel discussions and dialogues; readings, both community reads and presentations by visiting authors; dialogues on Indigenous issues; music and dance performances reflecting Indigenous expression; and professional development opportunities for preK – 12 teachers, preparing them to respectfully teach about historical and contemporary Indigenous issues. The team reflects the diversity of Indigenous populations in our community as well as representatives from African American and immigrant populations to ensure that respect for our varied stories and voices is modeled in all aspects, from planning to facilitation. The team includes Native Americans of different tribal identities as well as Hawaiian, Samoan, and Indigenous artists from Mexico, Peru, and Ecuador. This project is made possible with partial funding through a grant from Humanities Tennessee, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and the NEH Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) initiative. This project has been so successful that we are embedding Indigenous Voices into our permanent programming at the Global Education Center.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the sensitive subject matter of Home from School, we are holding a special screening that is open only to those who identify as Indigenous on February 9. Please contact Ellen at email@example.com for additional information on screening time and location. The community screening is on February 10.
Global Education Center - West 4822 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209