A light in the dark
Amplify marks the Day of Mourning/Thanksgiving in Plymouth UK, November 26th 2020.
This Thursday on the 26th of November, the words NO NEW WORLDS will shine out until dusk when the artwork will switch off for the remaining duration of its installation (until 29th of November) to mark a phase of mourning. We wanted to honour this moment by creating a collaborative call to action that reminds us all of the role we have to play in bearing witness to these stories and acting on what we learn.
We invite you to light a fire or candle in solidarity and unity with the plight of Indigenous people worldwide.
At DUSK wherever you are in the world send a photo or film of your flame via social media using the hashtags #NONEWWORLDS or #MayflowersKill or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Every day of November, which is celebrated as US Native American Heritage Month, the Amplify team, made up of Still/Moving, with Melinda Schwakhofer and Stephanie Pratt have partnered with Survival International to share over social media the stories of Indigenous peoples and their experiences of Mayflower.
#Mayflowers Kill is a campaign in partnership with tribal members in the U.S. and Survival International to amplify the story of Native American genocide internationally, to reveal how it’s now being repeated in other continents, and to show how it can and must be stopped.
November 2020 is the U.S. Native American heritage month. Still/Moving, Survival International, Melinda Schwakhofer and Stephanie Pratt are partnering to AMPLIFY the story and perspectives of Indigenous people of Native America.
#MayflowersKill and #NONEWWORLDS
"What does Mayflower mean to you?"
Finally, as participants within a problematic 400th anniversary commemoration of the sailing of the Mayflower, we are delighted to address one of the searing injustices which casts a long shadow over any commemoration of this event; the censoring of Frank James’ address 50 years ago. Kisha James, his granddaughter very generously read his speech in full and we share it with you here, in the film above: Speedwell, The National Day of Mourning.