United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo will present an evening public reading at the Avram Fine Arts Theater at Stony Brook University-Southampton, which sits on traditional Shinnecock lands.
Teatro Experimental Yerbabruja chose Joy Harjo’s An American Sunrise because it offers us the opportunity to open the conversation about the history of our brown and black communities on Long Island. It enables us to include other communities in the discussion of issues of oppression, allowing us to reflect on our differences and similarities, the power of nature and the nature of power, memory, and our conception and search for physical and spiritual home. Harjo’s reflections on identity, home, homelessness and belonging are relevant catalysts for discussion and exploration in the highly diverse and challenged communities on Long Island.”
This event is sold-out.