LIVERPOOL — Cecelia Elm of the Onondaga Nation said those who attend Witness to Injustice at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Carman Community Room should expect an emotional experience.
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise aims to educate and foster truth, understanding and respect between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people in the U.S.
“It affects people in different ways,” said Elm. “People feel very strongly after they finish the exercise. They’ll hear a lot of information they may be unaware of. People have their eyes opened to a part of American history they may not have heard.”
Elm will be one of five narrators telling the story as those who attend walk through the KAIROS Blanket Project.
“The blankets represent Turtle Island, and different nations,” Elm said. “Blankets are folded in toward people’s feet as land is taken away. People sit down as Indigenous people disappear. It’s effective in a very visual way.”
Elm said her hope is that participants are moved by the event’s message enough to share it with colleagues and friends.
The event is presented by the Syracuse Peace Council and co-sponsored by the LPL, Northern Onondaga Public Library, and Baldwinsville, LaFayette, Maxwell and Tully libraries.
Register to attend at LPL.org/events.
Fill-a-Bag Book Sale returns Sept. 24-25
A Fill-a-Bag Book Sale will return to the Liverpool Public Library’s Carman Community Room on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25.
Shoppers will be able to browse boxes of donated and culled-from-library-collections books, CDs and DVDs. There will be fiction and nonfiction books, and adult and children’s books.
The materials will be priced at $5 for what can be fit in a provided bag, or five bags for $20.
The sale will begin shortly after the library opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday and conclude at 3 p.m.