FJC Continues Exploring Themes of Racial Justice with a Program on Wampanoag History, Co-Hosted with No Place for Hate - Falmouth
“Our Story: The Complicated Relationship of the Indigenous Wampanoag and the Mayflower Pilgrims,” with Journalist, Educator and Activist Paula Peters
Wednesday, November 11 at 7:00 P.M. on Zoom
Open to members of FJC and No Place for Hate – Falmouth
Join us for a presentation based on the new permanent exhibit at the Provincetown Museum: “Our Story: the Complicated Relationship of the Indigenous Wampanoag and the Mayflower Pilgrims.” Paula Peters, a member of the Wampanoag Tribe and one of the curators of this exhibit will be present to guide us through the accurate story of the Wampanoag Tribe’s history on Cape Cod. Our time together will include a Q & A.
Paula is a journalist, educator and activist. A member of the Wampanoag tribe, she has spent most of her life in her tribal homeland of Mashpee, Massachusetts. She holds a B.S in Communications and Activism from Bridgewater State University. Paula is a founding partner of SmokeSygnals, a media and communications consulting firm. She wrote a book and produced the documentary Mashpee Nine: The Beat Goes On about nine Mashpee Wampanoag men jailed in 1976 for drumming and singing their traditional music.
Learn more about the incident and Paula’s work at:
In the meantime, and to help you prepare, spend some time visiting Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology exhibit “Listening to Wampanoag Voices: Beyond 1620.”
This Indigenous Peoples Day, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University is taking the focus away from 1620 and centering the voices of contemporary Wampanoag speakers. “Listening to Wampanoag Voices: Beyond 1620” features artists, storytellers and researchers, discussing some of their cultural items and photographs that are housed in the museum’s collection. “Early on, we decided to blur the focus on the 17th century,” says Meredith Vasta, collections steward at the Peabody. “We wanted to look at more contemporary lives and perspectives of Wampanoag people.”
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