Monday, November 14, 2011

Grow Old In A Good Way

Next week we have the honor to participate in a Sneak Up Led by Dr. Laura Guillen.  She will be leading a workshop on health and healing.

Please join us in 242 César Chávez from 11-12 as we learn some of the tools necessary to "grow old in a good way."

In that spirit.  I introduce:

The Native Women's Collective is a grassroots nonprofit organization that supports the continued growth of Native American arts and culture through public education, workshops, exhibits, research, cultural preservation projects, programs and technical assistance. The collective works to advance emerging and established artists and creative professionals by providing a network and forum for artists to share their work and exchange ideas with others.

Their website is:

You can view several videos of featured artist and hear the song that inspired this posting.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Two Spirits: Sexuality, Gender and the Murder of Fred Martinez

A wonderful video about survival and place from L. Frank.   "Everybody is Indigenous to somewhere."

Join us on Wednesday 9 November 2011 at the MCC for a special screening of Two Spirits:  Sexuality, Gender and the Murder of Fred Martinez.

We will begin with a welcome and a meal at 5, the film and Q & A will follow.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Two Spirits: Sexuality, Gender and the Murder of Fred Martinez

L. Frank Manriquez is a Tongva-Acjachemen artist, writer, tribal scholar, cartoonist, and indigenous language activist.  She was a participant in the filming of Two Spirits and will join us at the screening on Nov. 9.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Two Spirits: Sexuality, Gender and the Murder of Fred Martinez

Two Spirits: Sexuality, Gender and the Murder of Fred Martinez
Screening and Q&A with
*L. Frank Manriquez (Tongva/Acjachemen), Film Participant
*Dr. Reid Gómez (Diné), Native American Student Development

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Multicultural Community Center (MCC) - 2nd Floor of MLK, UC Berkeley
Free food!
Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodied person with a feminine 
nature, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. He was 
one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was 
brutally murdered at 16. 

Two Spirits mourns the young Fred Martinez and the threatened 
disappearance of the two-spirit tradition, but it also brims with hope 
and the belief that we all are enriched by multi-gendered people, and 
that all of us — regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or cultural
heritage — benefit from being free to be our truest selves. 
For more information on the film:
Students, staff, faculty and community members welcome!

Questions? Contact Marisa at

This is a drug and alcohol free event.

Cosponsored by Native American Student Development, the Multicultural
Community Center, Native American Recruitment and Retention Center,
Department of Gender & Women's Studies, and the Gender Equity Resource
For disability-related accommodations see

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sneak Up: Statement of Purpose

Dopamine Regresssion by Melissa Cody

This Monday 24 October 2011 @ 11 AM in 242 César Chávez our Sneak Up will be lead by Student Learning Center Assistant Director Luisa Giulianetti.

Writing a Statement of Purpose is an art form and the time is at hand for statements:  graduate school applications, fellowships, research opportunities and grants.  Ms. Giulianetti will guide you through the ins and outs of crafting your best statement of self.  Writing these singular documents require vision, patience and creativity.  Join us as we take it one word and one line at a time.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Hearing Radmilla: What You Do and What You Don't

A Conversation by and about
Black and American Indian Women 
Images and Voices 

African American Studies Conference Room
652 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley 

Oct. 21st, from 2:30 - 4:30 pm.  
Join us for an afternoon conversation with several scholars
and artists from African Diaspora, African American and 
American Indians Studies.
Christina Bush
African Diaspora Studies Ph.D Student, UC Berkeley
Areas of research include: black masculine performance, 
“authenticity,” and sneakers 
Kim McNair
African Diaspora Studies, Doctoral Student, UC Berkeley
Areas of research include: commodification of Black Protest Culture, 
Remix Theory, performance of race, and t-shirt culture
Ianna Hawkins Owen
PhD student in African Diaspora Studies 
Areas of research include: the racialization of asexuality, desire and
Obiamaka Ude 
African American Studies Recent Graduate, UC Berkeley
Areas of research include: women of African descent, identity, and hair
politics; social justice movements from a feminist perspective 
Radmilla Cody
Miss Navajo Nation 1997-1998, activist, and 
One of NPR's 50 Greatest Voices in Recorded History

Angela Webb
Documentary Film Director
Self Portrait by Niki Lee (Arikara/Caddo)