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BIG READ COMMUNITY KICK-OFF
SEPT. 10 - 9AM-1PM
Help us kick-off the Big Read at our community fair. Pick-up your free copy of the book, meet our Big Read partners and enjoy music and activities for readers of all ages.
THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
7 ESSENTIAL UNDERSTANDINGS FOR CALIFORNIA INDIAN HISTORY AND CULTURE
Walking Tour & Talk:
SEPT. 10 & 11 - 2PM
Join Thought Theatre for a staged reading of Larissa FastHorse's wickedly funny satire The Thanksgiving Play, directed by Miri Hunter.
SEPT. 10 - 6PM
Developed by the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center, this pop-up exhibition at the Beatnik Lounge covers essential elements of California Indian history and culture seldom taught in schools.
SEPT. 17 & 25 - 3PM
Join the Native American Land Conservancy for a walking tour of the Oasis of Maara'.
Short Film & Panel Discussion:
SAGING THE WORLD
SEPT. 24 - 7PM
Watch the short documentary film Saging The World on the problematic poaching and cultural appropriation of white sage, followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Rose Ramirez and Craig Torres of the Chia Cafe Collective, moderated by Eva Soltes.
DISCOVERING NATIVE AMERICAN ART
OCT. 10 - 6PM
Discover Native American Art with artist, rancher, and UC Riverside professor Gerald Clarke of the Cahuilla Reservation near Anza, who was recently appointed by the Governor to the California Arts Council.
SEPT. 17 - 3PM
SEPT. 22 - 6PM
SEPT. 25 - 6PM
SEPT. 27 - 7PM
OCT. 2 - 4PM
OCT. 3 - 7PM
Join fellow Big Readers for a book discussion on the themes of the 2022 featured book There There by Tommy Orange:
Hosted by the Joshua Tree Library.
Hosted by CMC Greenleaf Library.
Hosted by Cholla Needles at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center.
Hosted by the Hi-Desert Contemporary Book Club.
OPEN READING: Cholla Needles 69: The Big Read Issue
Hosted by Hi Desert Test Sites and Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center.