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The Blanket Exercise with the Akomawt Educational Initiative

Saturday November 16th at 1 PM
 
The Blanket Exercise with the Akomawt Educational Initiative: 
 
In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, join us for this transformative learning experience!  It will be facilitated by two educators from the Akomawt Educational Initiative, an education partnership committed to supporting the incorporation of indigenous perspectives in places of knowledge.
 
The Blanket Exercise is an experiential teaching tool developed by KAIROS, a Canadian, ecumenical, social justice organization.  This two-hour learning activity utilizes primary sources to guide participants through the history of colonialism in the United States employing culturally grounded and respectful methods.  The exercise itself is approximately 45 minutes long with approximately 1 hour to debrief and discuss.  Participants are welcome to engage in Q&A informally with the facilitators after the scheduled event.  Learn more about Akomawt at www.akomawt.org and the Blanket Exercise at www.kairosblanketexercise.org
 
Registration is limited to a maximum of 30 people.  People who show up on the day of without preregistering will not be turned away but may not be able to directly participate. 
 
 
This program is appropriate for mature teens and adults.  Participants will be required to sit and stand but accomodations can be made.  The auditorium is accessible by elevator.  As it is public, this is not a scent free space.
 
For questions please contact: Bethany, bkearsch@westerlylibrary.org(link sends e-mail)