"Waters of Life: Celebration of Cultures and Language" at the Longhouse

November 3, 2003

The Evergreen State College’s Longhouse
Sat., Nov. 15, 2003
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Join local artists, performers and guest speakers at a free celebration of water and of native seasonal traditions at The Evergreen State College on Sat., Nov. 15 at the Longhouse. In November, many cultures celebrate the return of the rains and the gradual transition from fall to winter. Nov. 15 is the traditional date for the Taoist and Buddhist festival that honors San Guan, the water principle. “Waters of Life” honors these and other cultural observations with a fun day of activities, discussion, food and music suitable for the entire family.

10 a.m.-Noon
Workshops in Native American and Chinese cooking, Lashootseed language, environmental education and Chinese calligraphy with special guest Skokomish elder Bruce Miller

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Lunch and music by the Washington Chinese Youth Musical Ensemble 1:30-3 p.m. “Waters of Life” panel with scientists, elders, artists and policy- makers led by Ramona Bennett and Hank Adams, Lecture Hall 1 and Native American stories for children with Elaine Grinnel and Wa-He-Lute Indian School Drum and Dance Group

3:30-5:30 p.m.
Performances, dance and music with special guest Iranian composer Saeed Shahram. The event is sponsored by various college academic programs, Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, President’s Diversity Fund, Chinese Language and Cultural Research Foundation, local businesses and various public and private organizations.

Call (360) 867-6736 for more information

Contact: Kate Lykins Brown, (360) 867-5213
Hirsh Diamant, (360) 943-6518.