Dialogue on Race, Power, and Representation

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DIALOGUE ON RACE, POWER, AND REPRESENTATION ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014

Dec 1, 2014 - Dialogue on Race, Power and Representation

Date:
Monday, December 1, 2014

Location:
UNM Student Union Atrium (SUB)/ Ballroom A

Time:
SUB Atrium: 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
SUB Ballroom A: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Special Invited Speakers:
Charlene Teters, Institute of American Indian Arts, Activist and founding member of the National Coalition on Racism and Sports and the Media
Shiv Desai, University of New Mexico
Tony Watkins, Albuquerque Public Schools
Nick Estes, University of New Mexico
Cheyenne Antonio, University of New Mexico / KIVA Club
... and members of the UNM Community

Contacts:
Dr. Glenabah Martinez, College of Education: glenie@unm.edu
Dr. Kiran Katira, UNM Center for Community Engagement: kkatira@unm.edu
Dr. Tyson Marsh, College of Education: publicpedagogy@unm.edu

DESCRIPTION

UNM students, staff, and faculty would like to extend an open invitation to UNM and non-UNM community members to engage in a constructive dialogue connecting national, state, and local issues surrounding representations of race (and racism) as they intersect with power. All are invited to share their perspectives on issues ranging from the national discussion on Native American mascots, to representations of race and power throughout the UNM campus. From 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM, participants will be invited to an open mic at the SUB Atrium featuring voices from across campus, and to reflect on a series of exemplars that speak to race and representation at the national and local level. Nick Estes, UNM Graduate student and artist, will discuss his visual critique of the representation of race in the seal of the University of New Mexico (below). At 1:00 PM participants will move to SUB Ballroom B to observe a panel discussion featuring Charlene Teters (Spokane), prominent Native American artist, activist, and educator, as well as UNM faculty, students, and community experts on race and representations. Following the panel, all participants will engage in small group dialogues informed by the afternoon’s activities, with particular emphasis on public art, including the image below, that recently surfaced on the UNM campus.