A Confluence Convening

October 30, 2021

A Confluence Convening

Saturday, October 30, 1 - 5pm
Binghamton University Downtown Center, followed by a reception and tours at the Binghamton University Art Museum

Free and open to the public!

As the Chenango empties into the Susquehanna, their confluence has been an important meeting place of peoples and cultures. In conjunction with Topographies, the Museum will host a half-day convening that addresses this setting's history, its present and its potential futures from the perspectives of Indigenous and African-American histories, archeology, and organizations working in the contemporary moment. Beginning at the University Downtown Center at 1:00 pm on October 30th, the event will also include the opportunity to see Topographies at the Binghamton University Art Museum.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

Beginning at the University Downtown Center (67 Washington St, Binghamton)
1:00-1:30 Welcoming
Welcome (Diane Butler)
Thanksgiving Prayer (Tony Gonyea)
Notes on Topographies (Tom McDonough)

1:30 - 2:30 Speakers
Nina Versaggi (Public Archeology Facility)
Brenda Cave James (Poet + Independent Historian)
Tony Gonyea (Onondaga Nation) in conversation with Claire Kovacs

2:30-3:00 Roundtable discussion
Onondaga Nation Farm (Angela Ferguson)
Quarter Acre for the People (Christa Nunez)

3:00-3:45 Poster and tabling session/Confluence Park visit

Reconvene at the Art Museum (Fine Arts 179)
4:00-5:00 Reception and tours

Binghamton University Art Museum

Special Journal Issue "Life at the Confluence"