Public Art & Community Dialogue Series

Storytelling Circle

with Fern Naomi Renville, Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota, Omaha, and Seneca-Cayuga storyteller.

Join the DEI team and larger community for a Storytelling Circle as part of the Public Art & Community Dialogue Program on Wednesday, September 14 from 12-1 p.m. PT.

Fern Naomi Renville, a Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota, Omaha, and Seneca-Cayuga storyteller, will engage listeners in this communal activity and opportunity to learn through the passing on of stories. This telling and retelling play a crucial role in imparting knowledge, history, values, wisdom and life lessons within the Indigenous community.

These stories and reflections will inform our commitment to inclusion and inspire our public artwork.

Date:
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Start Time:
12 p.m. PDT
Location:
Virtual

Featuring

Fern Naomi Renville

Artist & Storyteller, Fred Hutch Public Art and Community Dialogue Artist

Fern Naomi Renville (she/her) is a Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota, Omaha, and Seneca-Cayuga storyteller, theatre director, and playwright. She is the great-granddaughter of Melinda Cayuga, a Seneca matriarch who exemplified the loving strength of the clan mothers. 

About the Public Art & Community Dialogue Program

Led by the Fred Hutch Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the Public Art and Community Dialogue program provides an opportunity for employees and the broader community to be in dialogue about community solidarity and our pursuit of equity in research and healthcare. This program will foster ongoing dialogues with marginalized and oppressed communities to inform our commitment to inclusion, and how we represent that commitment in visual form.

Selected artists from underrepresented and minoritized communities will develop public art expressions for Fred Hutch banners and flags that will be informed by these dialogues. These images will reflect the themes, emotions, expressions, history, culture, and aspirations of the affinity communities and the commitments of Fred Hutch to deepen our anti-racist and inclusive efforts in scientific excellence.

Last Modified, August 23, 2022