Saturday, October 16th, 2021
7:00pm – 9:30pm
158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937
Andrina Wekontash Smith, Shinnecock Storyteller and performer, explores the intersection of race and class on the East End. Part one-woman show, part panel discussion, East End Native will dive into the complicated history through the unique lens of her personal narrative. Spoken word, monologues, and storytelling will comprise of the first half, and in the second she will moderate a conversation with influential leaders fighting for representation for all of the East End’s residents. Panelists include Minerva Perez, Executive Director OLA of Eastern Long Island, Dyashwa Sylvester, Director, Shinnecock Youth Clubhouse, and London Bess, Shinnecock High School Student.
East End Native is a benefit performance for the Shinnecock Youth Clubhouse and Guild Hall Learning & Public Engagement initiatives. The Shinnecock Youth Clubhouse provides an open space where cultural and educational programming are introduced as alternatives to drug and alcohol use. The clubhouse enhances and provides support for the physical, social, emotional, mental, spiritual, and financial wellbeing of the Shinnecock Youth.
This program is the culminating showcase of Andrina Wekontash Smith’s 2021 Community Artist-in-Residence.