INDIGENOUS SYMPOSIUM ON RACE AND RACISM @ UCSanta Barbara
The American Indian Graduate Student Alliance / American Indian Student Association of the University of California Santa Barbara, presents an
INDIGENOUS SYMPOSIUM ON RACE AND RACISM
November 13th-15th, 2009
Key Note Address by
John Trudell, Lakota Activist, Writer and Musician
Following recent events surrounding the Carpenteria High School mascot vote, the UCSB Nexus Newspaper, the lack of an Indigenous/Native American Indian Studies department at UCSB and low enrollment, students are organizing this Symposium to address race and racism affecting local Indigenous communities, especially in the areas of education.
Sessions will be on racism regarding mascots, sacred sites, and education, including religious and identity persecution effecting urban and rural communities. The Symposiums goal is to bridge conversation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous, academic and traditional knowledge, and tribal nations and organizations, in addressing historic and contemporary issues and solutions facing our nations today.
Event is Free, donations of $5.00 per meal is requested.
For more information and registration, please contact:
AIGSA Facebook, or Monique Sonoquie at sonoquie@hotmail. com or (805) 403-6744