Join The Folks at The NY Society for Ethical Culture for a Poetry Reading, Film Screening, and Photography Exhibit with Oleana Whispering Dove and Lisa Levart
Dreamcatcher Poetry & Women of the Ramapough Lenape Nation
Sunday, February 24 | 1:30 pm
2 West 64th Street, New York, NY
“”Poet Oleana Whispering Dove, Eastern Tsalagi descendant, will present a dance of verse and rhyme that will challenge, entertain, and stimulate hearts and minds with an innate indigenous spirit that lingers, a rare collection of poems that opens windows of passion and pursuit, and caresses and unlocks the heart. Selections include poems from her book of love poems, Reflections of a Whispering Dove Entangled in a Simmons Serenade, as well as newly written material which aims to broaden the myopic view of contemporary Native Americans and imagine a new reverence for life beyond the reservation.
The afternoon also features a screening of Women of the Ramapough Lenape Nation directed byMyles Aronowitz. This work-in-progress documentary is a behind the scenes exploration of the recent photographic series by artist Lisa Levart.
Visual artist Lisa Levart will present and discuss her photography series, a collaborative project featuring community participation by women of the Ramapough Lenape Nation. The project uncovers and resurrects long-forgotten Lenape myths. Through a creative lens, the Lenape women’s project brings visibility to the Native American community from the metropolitan New York/New Jersey area that remains marginalized decades after being denied federal recognition.
By sharing these contemporary re-interpretations of Native American mythology, guests can gain a deeper understanding of our collective heritage, as well as an appreciation for the original indigenous peoples of the region. The exhibit and documentary are sanctioned by the current Ramapough Lenape Chief, and the women of Ramapough Lenape are committed to the integrity of their sacred myths depicted in the images.””