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Joy Harjo Visits Ma’s House – Long Islanders Explore Identity & Connection Through NEA Big Read

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Long Islanders Explore Identity & Connection Through NEA Big Read

Using Joy Harjo’s poetry collection An American Sunrise as a starting point, Long Island community members dove into activities exploring Indigenous culture, oppression, race, colonization, and displacement. From readings performed by inmates at the Suffolk County Jail, to having author Joy Harjo visit Shinnecock Nation’s sovereign land, here’s how the NEA Big Read Long Island was able to create civic conversations by bringing poetry into the heart of the community.

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https://www.artsmidwest.org/news/2022/08-29/long-islanders-explore-identity-connection-through-nea-big-read

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