Spring 2021 Ethnic Studies Events

Spring 2021 Ethnic Studies Events

Current Events:

THURSDAY, APRIL 29th

4:00-5:30 PM PST

RED TAWKS SERIES

This World is a Wound

Register to recieve Zoom information @ sfsuais.sfsu.edu

This event is featruing Billy-Ray Belcourt who is a writer and academic from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He is an Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia. A 2018 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar, he earned his PhD in English at the University of Alberta. He was also a 2016 Rhodes Scholar and holds an M.St. in Women's Studies from the University of Oxford and Wadham College. In the First Nations Youth category, Belcourt was awarded a 2019 Indspire Award, which is the highest honor the Indigenous community bestows on its own leaders. 

 

PAST EVENTS

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15

4:00PM – 6:00PM PST

ALAN PELAEZ LOPEZ: Art as Civil Disobedience: Blackness, migration, and criminality 

Zoom Information: Must RSVP for Zoom Information: http://bit.ly/LatinxAlanLopez

Event Description: Art as Civil Disobedience: Blackness, migration, and criminality. What does it mean to write poetry when you can be criminalized, incarcerated and deported at any moment? This is the reality for many undocumented, refugee, asylee, and migrant creators. This art talk centers Alan Pelaez Lopez’s relationship to poetry as a place of refuge in which to process state-violence, but also a place of contestation because if the artist says too much, their family and friends can also become targets of the state. Ethical cultural production will be at the heart of this art talk as a way to de-center productivity, a measure that is by default anti-black and anti-Black and anti-migrant.

About Alan Pelaez Lopez: Alan Pelaez Lopez is an AfroZapotec artist from Oaxaca, México. They are the author of Intergalactic Travels: poems from a fugitive alien (The Operating System, 2020) and to love and mourn in the age of displacement (Nomadic Press, 2020). Much of their writing honors the messiness of grief, love, social movements, & reconciliation. They live in Oakland, CA and have been organizing with undocumented LGBTQIA+ migrants for ten years. More at @migrantscribble.

Presented By: College of Ethnic Studies - Latina/Latino Studies and The Office of Diversity, Student Equity and Interfaith Programs

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

NOON-1:OO PM (PST)

Transforming Oppression through Racial Justice and Queer Allyship with Dulce Garcia

 

THURSDAY, FEBUARY 18TH 4:00PM

BLACK UNITY ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

 

Feb 24th, 1pm - 2:30pm

RACE AND RESISTANCE STUDIES SPEAKER SERIES

FROM THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY TO CLIMATE DESTRUCTION: 

The roots of the climate crisis in settler-colonialism and enslavement

This event will be featuring Angela D' Arcy Mooney, Executive Director and Founder of Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples. As well as, Hop Hopkins, Director of Organizational Transformation at the Sierra Club.

 

FEB. 25th, 4:00PM

RELIGION IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY

TUESDAY, MARCH 2nd

4:00-5:30 PM PST

RED TAWKS SERIES

Food Sovereignty: A Discussion in Honor of Jessica Mae Orozco

Register to recieve Zoom information @ sfsuais.sfsu.edu

This event is featuring Cassandra Freeman (Spirit Lake Sioux), Co-Founder/Owner of Anatolian Farms in Southwest Colorado, Cultivating Organic Hemp and Vegetables (B.A. in AIS at SFSU, 2012). As well as Melissa K. Nelson (Anishinaabe/Mé​tis [Turtle Mountain Chippewa]), Professor of Indigenous Sustainability, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures, Arizona State University (AIS faculty 2002-2020). Contributor and editor, Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Learning from Indigenous Practices for Environmental Sustainability (2018).

 
THURSDAY, MARCH 4th
 
12:30PM – 1:30PM PST

LATINX SPRING 2021 SPEAKER SERIES

NATALIA NARANJO

Register to recieve Zoom information @ http://bit.ly/LatinxNataliaNaranjo

Event Description:The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is a farmworker led human rights organization. This presentation will be held by a CIW farmworker leader that will talk about the historical conditions and abuses that farmworkers experience in Immokalee Florida, as well as the changes made by the Fair Food Program and how it has created a new day for farmworkers in the fields. 

 
 
 
MARCH 11th 
 
11am-12:15pm PST

RACE AND RESISTANCE STUDIES SPEAKER SERIES

WINNING CLIMATE JUSTICE: What will it take?

Register @ https://rrs.sfsu.edu (events page)

This event is featuring Naomi Klein, New York Times bestselling author, Senior Correspondent at The Intercept; Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair at Rutgers University, and co-founder of The Leap; Miya Yoshitani, Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network and co-founder of The Climate Justice Alliance

TUESDAY, APRIL 13th

1pm-2:15pm PST

RACE AND RESISTANCE STUDIES SPEAKER SERIES

CLIMATE ARTIVISM: How can art make a difference?

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This event is featuring Favianna Rodriguez, artist, cultural strategist, social justice activist, and co-founder and president of The Center for Cultural Power. 

 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 21

4:00PM – 6:00PM PST

LATINX SPRING 2021 SPEAKER SERIES

YOLANDA ARROYO-PIZARRO 

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Event Descirption: The Afro Puerto Rican writer Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro, author of Negras (2012), Pelo bueno (2018), Afrofeministamente (2020), among other internationally recognized books, shares about her project Cátedra de Mujeres Negras Ancestrales. Through Cátedra, women, and stories of Black marronage are visible, contributing to reparation, healing, and Afro Puerto Rican contemporary emancipation. Arroyo-Pizarro will share fragments of the books produced under the Cátedra, and will provide a space for emancipatory writing among the attendees.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 22

11:00-12:15 PM PST

RED TAWKS SERIES

Indigenous Governance and Abolition

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This event is featuring Shiri Pasternak, Research Director at Yellowhead Institute and Assistant Professor in Criminology at Ryerson University. Her book, Grounded Authority, is an in-depth critique of the federal land claims policy in Canada from the perspective of Algonquin law, and was published in 2017. She writes about resource extraction, Crown-First Nations fiscal relations, and legal problems of colonialism.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 22

12 PM PDT

Latina/Latino Studies and Race and Resistance Studies Present:

Confronting Covid: Cuba's Approach to Health Care for All

https://bit.ly/CubaConfrontsCOVID 

Join Drs. Helen Yaffe and Valia Rodriguez, MD, producers of the film Cuba and COVID-19, for a transnational conversation on how Cuba is defeating this deadly coronavirus and why it is so important to establish medical cooperation
between the people of the US and Cuba. The discussion will be introduced by Cuban Ambasadora Lianys Torres Rivera. A doctor trained at Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) will discuss efforts to apply the Cuban approach to end health inequities here in the US. Moderated by Angélica Salazar of ACERE. We will also show an excerpt of the film.
 
Cuba spends only 4% of the dollars per patient as the US health system. Yet the Covid-19 case rate is 50 times higher in the US than in Cuba, and the death rate is 85 times higher. What lessons can we in the US learn from Cuba’s remarkable system of health care for all?
 
Sponsored by Bay Area Saving Lives Campaign, National Nurses United, Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global
Health, ACERE (Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect), IFCO/Pastors for Peace, Latina/Latino Studies and
Race and Resistance Studies at San Francisco State University, the SF Latino Task Force and the National Network
on Cuba. For more information write Bay Area Saving Lives Campaign, BayAreaSavingLives@gmail.com
To register: https://bit.ly/CubaConfrontsCOVID Con interpretación