Thangs Taken

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, California

Thangs Taken: rethinking thanksgiving is a cultural arts event that brings artists, activists and communities together to explore the complex history of Thanksgiving and to acknowledge the legacy of U.S. colonialism and genocide against Native Americans. Produced by the Free Land Project and curated and hosted by Ariel Luckey, Thangs Taken features live music, dance, film, spoken word poetry, hip hop theater and visual art installations from Native and non-Native artists. Grounded in grassroots activism, Thangs Taken also features leaders from local social and environmental justice organizations to provide information on current campaigns and concrete ways to take action in the community. With the arts at the center, people from diverse backgrounds gather to engage in critical dialogue and to stand in the power of our collective ability to create a world based in peace and justice that we can truly be thankful for. Featuring Corrina Gould (Chochenyo/Ohlone), Wicahpiluta Candelaria (Ohlone/Apache), Iamani I.Ameni, Hartman Deetz (Wampanoag), GoodShield Aguilar (Lakota/Yaqui), Mignon Geli (Waray-Waray), Rico Pabon, DJ Free Leonard (LPDOC Berkeley Chapter) and Bear Fox (Mohawk). Also featuring preliminary footage from the upcoming film Beyond Recognition by Michelle Steinberg.

Hosted by Ariel Luckey.

$10- $25 Sliding Scale Age limit: All ages