6 pm – 8:30 pm
Please join us for an evening of ceremony, songs, brief talks, and a reception on the occasion of the opening of Kwel’ Hoy: Many Struggles, One Front, an exhibition that celebrates and connects communities protecting water, land, and our collective future.
We’ll start outside beside a totem pole carved by the House of Tears Carvers, with a blessing by Chief Perry of the Ramapough Lenape Nation, and songs and prayers from members of the Lummi Nation. Speakers from the Watershed Center, The Natural History Museum, Princeton Environmental Institute, and Science for the People will offer brief remarks, and the Ramapough will lead a stone altar ceremony. Members of the public are invited to bring a stone or rock to contribute to the altar, along with prayers for the water.
A reception will follow, where visitors are invited to explore the exhibition inside.
Kwel’ Hoy: Many Struggles, One Front is one stop in a cross-country tour, evolving museum exhibition and public programming series.
The exhibition was developed by The Natural History Museum–a mobile and pop-up museum led by artists, activists and scholars–with members of the Lummi Nation. Additional partners include the Ramapough Lenape Nation, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, Science for the People, Princeton Environmental Institute, and the Center for the Humanities at CUNY Graduate Center.
FULL PROGRAM OF EVENTS:
4/21: Totem Pole Journey Event at the Ramapough Lenape Prayer Camp
4/24: Exhibit opening and Reception — Kwel’ Hoy: Many Struggles, One Front
5/1: Panel Discussion: Museums in a Time of Crisis
5/3: Panel Discussion: Science for the People
The Watershed Institute
31 Titus Mill Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534