Global Cornell and Mellon Foundation Just Futures Initiative
FROM INVASIVE OTHERS TOWARD EMBRACING EACH OTHER:
Migration, Dispossession, and Place-Based Knowledge in the Arts of the Americas
Invasive Species Workshop
April 27, 2022, 4:00–7:00 p.m., at Rocky Acres Community Farm
738 Sheldon Road Freeville, NY 13068
Join artist Sandy Rodriguez and Rafael Aponte, owner of Rocky Acres Community Farm, for a hands-on workshop focusing on invasive and Indigenous species, exploring the themes and construction of native and foreign plant species in an ecosystem. Activities include a güiro-carving demonstration! The güiro is a carved gourd endemic to the Caribbean that is dried and fashioned into a percussion instrument, used traditionally in salsa music of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the diaspora. Pending weather, participants can also assist in planting Indigenous trees on Rocky Acres, seed trays, and process natural dyes.
Please direct any questions to Professor Ananda Cohen-Aponte at email@example.com.