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“Weaving narratives and policy: storytelling on the Colorado Plateau”


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Moab Event on June 22 & 23: “Weaving narratives and policy: storytelling on the Colorado Plateau” 

Moab is one of the largest communities along the Colorado River, and will serve as the venue for a two-day event sponsored by the SCREE expedition and Living Rivers on June 22 and 23, 2019. Taking place at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center Dance Hall, the two-day event will feature storytellers, Hopi dancers, authors, artists, and academics. As described in detail below, these activities will attract local community members, students, rafters, artists, and water managers.

Call John Weisheit for details: 435-260-2590

EVENT LOCATION:

Moab Arts and Recreation Center (MARC) The Dance Hall 100 East and 100 North 


SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY
June 22: Public Lands 

9:30 a.m.: Light breakfast refreshments 

10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.: Introduction to the event and invocation by with Howard Dennis, Hopi Tribe, Second Mesa, AZ. 

Note: This brief introduction will be a welcome, description of themes and events, quick background on SCREE, acknowledgements, etc. 

10:15-10:45 a.m.: Hopi Dancers 

10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: USGS – Perspectives of the SCREE trip so far. 

Note: Question and Answers 

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Dan McCool “Climate Change and Public Lands” Note: A legal follow-up to the themes of Bears Ears. 15 minutes of audience questions included. 

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Light lunch and social hour. 

1:20 p.m.-2:00 p.m.: Serena Supplee, renowned local artist - “Painting the Colorado Plateau” 

Note: A visual presentation of artwork and the process of creation. The artists may describe the adventure in going to sites to paint, what areas spark interest from an artist’s perspective, and contrast experiences. 

2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.: Patrick Kikut – SCREE Lead Artist Note: Art and Inspiration on the SCREE trip so far 

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Chris Warren of Beatnik Prints – Present his artwork and discuss methods and how landscape as inspired his work 

3:15-3:45: Hopi Dancers 


SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY
June 23: Water 

9:30 a.m.: Light breakfast refreshments 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: John Weisheit & Tom Minckley, Introduction – “Relationship of water and the community of Moab” 

Note: A local connection between the town, economies, and culture of Moab. Potential issues in the future: groundwater, drought, pollution, etc. 

11:15-11:45: Hopi Dancers 

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Robert Adler, “Water Law and Climate Change” 

12:30-1:15: Lunch 

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Cody Perry, Rig to Flip - The Story of Chicken Raper; the Story Behind One of the Most Infamous Rapids on the Dolores River – Note: Q&A and presentation from the filmmaker. 

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Taylor Graham, Glen Canyon Rediscovered film showing and Q&A with The filmmaker.