“Why Ethnic Studies (Still) Matters”
Tuesday, October 5 4:15-6 p.m. Russell House Reception to follow
This session is a critical response to the passage of HR 2281 by the Arizona State legislature, which banned the teaching of Ethnic Studies in public schools. Panelists will present scholarly work drawn from their current research, which speaks to Native American Studies, African American Studies, and Asian American Studies. The event is part of a nation-wide effort, Ethnic Studies Week (October 1-7, 2010).
“Native History and 21st Century Politics: How Indian history reveals the potential of American democracy, Christian Gonzales, American Studies
“Spectacular Blackness: Reflections on Race, Representation, and the Rise of Color(ed) Television, Ann duCille, English
“Accents and the Avant-Garde: From Gertrude Stein to Li-Young Lee,” Amy Tang, English and American Studies
“From Activists to Curators: The Black Museum Movement Then and Now,” Robyn Autry, Sociology
Moderator: J. Kehaulani Kauanui, American Studies and Anthropology
This event is sponsored by the American Studies Program with support from the English Department.