Informal Session: Being Pacific Islander Pasifika, Māori, Indigenous Australian during the Era of Black Lives Matter
Organizers: Alexis Tucker Sade, Lorena Gibson, and Koliniusi Ross-Ma'u
An informal space welcoming student voices. Recognizing the critical momentum of this era, from confronting the long and persistent history of racism, white nationalism, colonialism, and state-sponsored violence to highlighting the morbid inequalities of the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change on brown and black communities, this session aims to create a space for open expression and critical voices. Acknowledging the pragmatic, intersectional, and creative nature of the new generations of scholars, this talanoa, tok stori session invites students to share their experiences and ideas in whatever communicative medium they choose (e.g. essay, spoken word, song, artwork, research, dance, or short digital film).
Participants welcome. Our session includes music from Tonga Ross-Ma’u, presentations from MANA students including Saige Afalava, Alesi Meyers, Allura Murray-Cruz, Pamaikamakaniaheahemaliekokalani Ohelo-Kamakea Fita, Cam Reyes, Dannia Saldivar, and Tane Te'i, and more.
For more information, please contact Alexis Tucker Sade, MiraCosta College, <firstname.lastname@example.org>