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Rivers, Water & Life
September 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Water is at the heart of the current climate emergency. Around the world, this life-giving resource is a point of celebration, exploitation, and conflict. The St. Lawrence River watershed on Kanien’keha:ka/Mohawk territory is no exception. In panel discussions, artists from the “Water and Origin: Protecting and Honoring the First Storyteller” exhibition will join with other community members to discuss the past, present, and future of the region’s rivers. The conversation will take the form a circular discussion, in which the panelists delve into their relationship with rivers, the threats these waters face, and the importance of safeguarding the natural resource.
This event will take place in tandem with the “Water and Origin: Protecting and Honoring the First Storyteller” exhibition, that will be hosted by the Richard F. Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY. Both events are part of the “North Country Art, Land and Environment 2020 Summit,” which is taking place between the 9th of Sept. and the 2nd of Oct.. The Summit will feature a series of outdoor exhibitions and online panel discussions. All the events will be framed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the environmental racism that lay at its core. Throughout these vital conversations, the environmental future of the St. Lawrence Watershed will be highlighted.