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Exploring the Complexities of the Term "Women of Color"

In this workshop, participants will learn about the origins, usage and current debates about the term “Women of Color”. For additional information, contact Madison Eagle.

 

Harmful Representations: The Use of Native American and Indigenous Peoples as Sports Mascots

This workshop explores the use of Native American and Indigenous Peoples as sports mascots and the racist and psychological damage that the use of these caricatures and images create among Native American and Indigenous communities. For more information, contact Dr. Melissa Beard-Jacob.

 

History and Holidays: Learning Fact from Fiction About Columbus Day and Thanksgiving

This provides historical context to the practices of celebrating Columbus Day and the Thanksgiving holiday as well as explore why these celebrations are harmful and disruptive to Native American and Indigenous Peoples culture and histories. For more information, contact Dr. Melissa Beard-Jacob.

 

Honoring Our Ancestors

This is a presentation about Día de Muertos (Day of the dead) a traditional Latin American holiday, where communities honor and celebrate the lives of family and friends who have gone before them. Each community have a unique Día de Muertos traditions. However, the common beliefs of the two-day celebration—traditionally held November 1 and 2, and coinciding with the Christian All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day—are that the dead return home, visit loved ones and feast on their favorite foods. At this workshop, you will learn about the indigenous traditions across the Americas and will work on a “calavera” (traditional poetry during Dia de Muertos). Connect with your inner writer and honor your family traditions and cultural practices. For more information, contact Dr. Melissa Beard-Jacob.

 

Netflix and Spill: The Coming-Out Narrative in Latinx Media

This presentation explores how, through the creation of a global experience that subverts social norms and attempts to challenge the Latinx familial cultural schema in the US and Mexico, series like One Day at a Time (2017) and The House of Roses (2018) have been critical in opening the door to queer and non-conforming audience to cognitively and emotionally connect with their characters, and what lessons from these characters can be taken to the real-world. For more information, contact Indra Leyva.

 

Understanding Latinx Communities

In this workshop, attendees learn about the history of the latinx communities in the U.S. Will learn about their involvement in social change movements, as well as struggles, contributions to the U.S. culture. For more information, contact Indra Leyva.

 

Understanding Settler Colonialism and its Impact on Native American and Indigenous Communities

This workshop explores the process of settler colonialism and the destructive impact that it has upon Native American and Indigenous relationships to the land. For more information, contact Dr. Melissa Beard-Jacob.

 

We're Still Here: Getting to Know Present-Day Native American and Indigenous Peoples

This workshop is an introduction to Native American and Indigenous Peoples cultures, histories and contemporary issues. For more information, contact Dr. Melissa Beard-Jacob.