Before we begin, we invite you to take a moment to reflect on and acknowledge the Indigenous roots of the land that you’re on. The land that the University of Maryland and The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center resides on today is home to the Piscataway tribe. We encourage you to use a resource like native-land.ca to learn more. You can also read about land acknowledgements from the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture.
ACCESSING THE EVENT
Tonight’s event will be held on Zoom:
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- We recommend you log in 5-10 minutes before the event begins to make sure you’re all set. If you’re having trouble accessing the event, call us at 301.405.7236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you as soon as possible.
- This event will be closed captioned by a CART transcriber.
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about the host
Marjorie Antonio is a Social and Cultural History major with two minors in Asian American studies and Art History. She loves indie rock, melting wax seals and slam poetry. Her favorite research topics are sustainability in art and decolonization in museums. She is excited to see what NextNOW SummerFest's 2020 vision will bring to The Clarice!