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: http://www.nativewomenscollective.org/index.html
You can view several videos of featured artist and hear the song that inspired this posting.
Monday, November 7, 2011
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
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 Screening and Q&A with *L. Frank Manriquez (Tongva/Acjachemen), Film Participant *Dr. Reid Gómez (Diné), Native American Student Development Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 5-7pm 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:
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/two-spirits/ Students, staff, faculty and community members welcome! Questions? Contact Marisa at email@example.com 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 Center.
For disability-related accommodations see http://geneq.berkeley.edu
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
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.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
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.
African Diaspora Studies Ph.D Student, UC Berkeley Areas of research include: black masculine performance,
“authenticity,” and sneakers
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 abolition
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
Miss Navajo Nation 1997-1998, activist, and
One of NPR's 50 Greatest Voices in Recorded History
Documentary Film Director
Self Portrait by Niki Lee (Arikara/Caddo)