Identities in Red, Black, and White: A Roundtable Discussion


Jan
10
2013

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  • Host Department: Theme Semester
  • Date: 01/10/2013
  • Time: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

  • Location: Arthur Miller Theatre, University of Michigan (North Campus), 1226 Murfin Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

  • Description:

    LSA Understanding Race Theme Semester Kick-Off!

    Identities in Black, Red and White: A Roundtable Discussion will celebrate the opening of the Smithsonian traveling exhibit, IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas. This public program will address mixed-race identities from autobiographical and storytelling perspectives and within the context of social and cultural analysis. The roundtable panelists express a mixed native identity of some kind — whether that connection is via family ties and/or cultural ties:

    • Dr. Tiya Miles, U-M professor of Afroamerican and African Studies and Native American Studies—Moderator
    • Dr. Adesola Akinleye, dance scholar and founder of Dancing Strong
    • Elizabeth Atkins, U-M alumna and Detroit-based best-selling novelist and journalist
    • Dr. Robert Keith Collins, assistant professor of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University
    • Dr. Philip J. Deloria, U-M professor of History, American Culture, and Native American Studies

    A reception and exhibit viewing will follow the discussion.

    Support for the IndiVisible exhibit and opening event was provided by the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Museum of Natural History; Department of Afroamerican and African Studies; Native American Studies Program; Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach; ArtsEngine; and Department of English. The Smithsonian Community Grant program, funded by MetLife Foundation, is a proud sponsor of these public programs.