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Storyville - Native Voices with members of Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac

A screening and discussion in collaboration with The Free Library’s One Book, One Philadelphia; a citywide program engaging Philadelphians in readings and discussions around a single book, this year’s novel is There, There by Tommy Orange.
Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac uses dance and music to highlight indigenous history and the retention of cultural heritage in the context of modern immigration. How is movement a site for memory, on what terms can we call the body an archive? Presentation of media and audio by members of OYC with discussion to follow.
Aztec Dance in Philadelphia (USA, 2005, 15 min) 
A visually captivating portrait of the group told through their own voices, Aztec Dance in Philadelphia is an engaging resource for educators teaching modern immigration and a colorful testament to the resilience of indigenous cultures.
Belmont Grove: Reclaiming Coaquannock (USA, 2016, 9 minutes) 
This film tells the story of how Belmont Plateau served as a powerful gathering space for Philadelphia's indigenous communities for over a decade and the impact the loss of that space had. Voices from these communities share their histories and give testimony to the importance of having an indigenous gathering space to convene, celebrate and pass on traditions.

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