"Significant Souls" Unveiling Haudenosaunee Room Jan. 27

Come to the Gage Center for the 1st in a series of “Significant Souls” Unveilings

Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Come to the Gage Center’s first unveiling in our “Significant Souls” exhibit featuring portraits painted by Utica native Patrick Fiore whose inspiration is Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States 1492-Present.

Guest presenters will be Jake Edwards, Hoyane (“Chief”) of the Onondaga Nation and Jack Manno, professor at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Jake Edwards is a messenger (speaker) who will share the history of the Great Law of Peace and the meaning of the first agreement, known as the Two Row Wampum, between the Haudenosaunee (“Iroquois”) Confederation and the arriving Europeans of the time – the Dutch.

Jack Manno is a professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He has worked with the Onondaga Nation on a variety of environmental and justice issues for the last 20 years. This year he is on leave from SUNY to work on the Two Row Wampum renewal campaign.

Jake and Jack will discuss the history of the Two Row Wampum and its relevance to contemporary environmental and social justice issues.

Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge for this event.

Overflow parking in United Church of Fayetteville lot.  Handicapped drop-off at the Center’s entrance on Walnut St.

“Significant Souls” is made possible with support from the IDEAS Implementation Fund, which provides grants to implement strategies derived from the IDEAS Collaborative (Initiative to Develop and Engage Audiences in Syracuse). IDEAS seeks to strengthen the connection between the community and arts, culture, and heritage organizations by engaging audiences, fostering collaboration, identifying the arts as an economic engine, and developing cooperative marketing and communications strategies.  IDEAS is funded by the Allyn Foundation, the Central New York Community Foundation, the Gifford Foundation, The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, the John Ben Snow Foundation, and the Trust for Cultural Resources of the County of Onondaga.


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