What does the past mean to us today and how does uncovering hidden stories help us shape a future of fairness and inclusion?
Japanese American artist and Santa Fe Art Institute Resident Judy Shintani will present a program of illuminating stories and ritual about the forced immigration and unjust imprisonment of people of Japanese descent who were held at the Santa Fe Internment Camp during WWII.
People of all backgrounds are invited to a free program to tell about experiences of war, displacement, or immigration, and participate in a walking meditation honoring our histories. Group sharing and ritual build compassion and community.
Program Schedule for Sunday, November 8th
at Santa Fe Art Institute Gallery
1 – 3 pm
Storytelling and Ritual, public participation, community altar building – SFAI Gallery* Bring
items for the altar and stories to tell
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Remembrance at the Santa Fe Internment Camp historical marker near the Frank Ortiz
On both November 6 and 7
The public is invited from 3 – 7 pm to participate in outlining their own figures on the walls
of the SFAI gallery*, creating a presence of those people we want to remember.
Time TBD, Nov. 15
Remembrance at the Santa Fe Internment Camp historical marker near the Frank Ortiz Dog Park**
*Santa Fe Art Institute, 1600 St Michael’s Dr, Santa Fe (505) 424-5050
**Frank Ortiz Dog Park, 1160 Camino De Las Crucitas, Santa Fe
You are invited to illuminating stories and ritual #SFAIResident Judy Shintani is facilitating about the Santa Fe Internment Camp, here at Santa Fe Art Institute on November 8th. From Judy: “[The evening] will be followed by a visit to the historical marker. Hope you can join us! People are welcome to share a short memory, poem, prayer during the walking meditation or participate in silent honoring of the internees. Bring something to put on the altar. Others are welcome to also share about their stories of imprisonment, immigration and displacement.”