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Native Speaker Series with Patty Krawec

April 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  |  Namaste Lounge – College 9


You are invited to join the American Indian Resource Center‘s Native Speaker Series with Patty Krawec (Anishinaabe/Ukrainian), on April 11th, 2024, to be held at the Namaste Lounge located at College 9 and JRL at 5:00 PM-7:00 PM.

Guest author, Patty Krawec will share with us her most recent book titled: Becoming Kin: An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimagining Our Future. Her discussion will focus on building intentional movement and embodying radical rest, shedding self-care as a survival strategy, and thinking more collectively about community care. For those new to Patty Krawec, and to those that joined the AIRC Book Circle in the winter, then come join us in conversation. This event is open to all UCSC affiliates and guests!


Book Description

“Weaving her own story with the story of her ancestors and with the broader themes of creation, replacement, and disappearance, Krawec helps readers see settler colonialism through the eyes of an Indigenous writer. Settler colonialism tried to force us into one particular way of living, but the old ways of kinship can help us imagine a different future. Krawec asks, What would it look like to remember that we are all related? How might we become better relatives to the land, to one another, and to Indigenous movements for solidarity? Braiding together historical, scientific, and cultural analysis, Indigenous ways of knowing, and the vivid threads of communal memory, Krawec crafts a stunning, forceful call to “unforget” our history.”


This event is hosted in collaboration with UCSC’s: The Center for Reimsgining Leadership (CRL), OpenLab and the Vera Rubin Presidential Chair, Center for Coastal Climate Resilience (CCCR), Anthropology, Community Studoies and History Departments, College Nine and John R. Lewis College Co Curricular Programs Office (CoCo), The Humanities Institute (THI), Student Diversity and Inclusion program (ODEI/SDIP), Sustainability Office (SEJA/SO), People of Color Sustainability Collective (PoCSC), and the American Indian Resource Center (AIRC).


April 11
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Namaste Lounge – College 9
Namaste Lounge
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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