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Co-creating with Professor Ananda Cohen-Aponte; Professor Ella Maria Diaz, Professor Jolene Rickard; Artist Sandy Rodriguez; Rafael Aponte, owner of Rocky Acre Farms; and Kathryn Foster, Ph.D. Candidate, Devolpmental Sociology & Graduate Student Grant Coordinator

“Our project centers the visionary capacities of Chicanx, Indigenous, and Latinx artists and practitioners of placed-based knowledge of the Americas.”

Spring 2022

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Guided Discussion of Cornell's Huntington Free Library Native American Collection

Join artist Sandy Rodriguez for a dialogue on select objects from Cornell’s Huntington Free Library Native American Collection.

April 18, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Olin Library

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Rematriation Discussion 

Join “Body-Land” immersive dialogue with artists from the Rematriation network including; Diane Schenandoah (Oneida) and G. Peter Jemison (Seneca), in partnership with artist Sandy Rodriguez (Chicana).

April 21, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. at History of Art Gallery, Goldwin Smith Hall

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Guided tour of Rocky Acres Community Farm with Rafael Aponte

Join us for an hour-long tour of Rocky Acres Community Farm, led by owner Rafael Aponte. Highlights include Norman (our favorite turkey!), goats, chickens, and the newly-inaugurated Rocky Acres Bodega.

April 23, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at 738 Sheldon Road, Freeville, NY 13068

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Hodinǫhsǫ:ni? and Indigenous Language and Culture Dialogue

A discussion between Hodinǫhsǫ:ni?, Chicanx, and Kichwa knowledge holders, artists, and allied linguists on the role language plays in structuring our relationships to plants, earth, water and more.

April 14, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. in Physical Sciences Building Room 401

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Guided Discussion of the Johnson Museum of Art Collection

Join us for an intimate encounter at the Johnson Museum of Art on works pulled from the collection that engage with themes of migration, displacement, and place-based knowledge across a variety of geographies and time periods. 

April 19, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Johnson Museum of Art, Basement Study Gallery

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A Zoom discussion on the lives of CNY farmworker communities, between Sandy Rodriguez and Mary Jo Dudley, facilitated by Professor Ella Maria Diaz

Please join Chicana artist Sandy Rodriguez and Mary Jo Dudley, Director of the Cornell Farmworker Program and faculty member of the Department of Global Development, in conversation around contributions and challenges among Farmworkers in New York State.

April 21, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. on Zoom

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In Conversation: Chicana Artist Sandy Rodriguez

Artist Sandy Rodriguez will discuss and take questions concerning her ongoing project, the Codex Rodriguez Mondragón (2017–) that chronicles recent events of our times using pre-Columbian, Indigenous knowledge, and early colonial systems of record keeping.

April 15, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom

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SHUM 4800/6800 Radically Indigenous

Chicana artist, Sandy Rodriguez and students in Radically Indigenous will discuss our shared responsibilities to the principles of the Two Row Wampum as a new research practice.

April 20, 2022 at 2:40 p.m. at AD White House

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Cooking in Our Kitchens: Histories of Experiential & Ontological Knowledge Production in the Arts of the Americas

The human story in the Americas began nearly 33,000 years ago, its chapters filled with thousands of years of place-based knowledge possessed by its inhabitants, until colonialism brought with it dispossession and genocide. Now, an interdisciplinary research team at Cornell University is exploring the arts of the Americas to answer this question: How is today’s ecological crisis related to the colonialist violence that shaped — and continues to shape — these lands? In this webcast, three generations of women-of-color scholars will discuss how they’re working to answer that question with their innovative project, “From Invasive Others toward Embracing Each Other.” 

April 25, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. on Zoom

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Visit to Smith Woods Old Growth Forest with Professor Marvin Prints and students

April 26, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. at Smith Woods Old Growth Forest

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To reserve a spot, please contact Ananda Cohen-Aponte at Space is limited.

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Invasive Species Workshop

Rocky Acres Community Farm will host a hands-on workshop focusing on invasive and Indigenous species, exploring the themes and construction of native and foreign plant species in an ecosystem. Open to the general public; no prior experience necessary.

April 27, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. at Rocky Acres Community Farm (738 Sheldon Road Freeville, NY 13068)

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Artist Sandy Rodriguez Keynote Presentation

Artist and researcher Sandy Rodriguez will give a keynote presentation reflecting on her artistic practice and insights on her three-week residency at Cornell and Rocky Acres Community Farm. Meeting with multiple partners across the university and community, as well as Indigenous knowledge holders, Rodriguez will share her prolific Codex Rodriguez-Mondragón (2017--).

April 28, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. at Physical Science Building Room 120

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