Feminist Friday: The Solidarity Question

February 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
101 Walter Library
117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Feminist Friday – The Solidarity Question: A Conversation Between Black and Indigenous Communities

This Feminist Friday features a conversation between two women interested in exploring the solidarity between Indigenous and Black communities. Stephanie Chrismon, Afrofuturist Innovations, LLC, and Sasānēhsaeh Pyawasay, Native American Student Success Coordinator for the University of Wisconsin System, will explore the following question: Considering the unique relationship Indigenous and Black people have to colonization in the United States, why aren’t we in solidarity with one another?

In the process of answering this question, the similarities of Native boarding schools and plantation politics will be introduced. The conversation will focus specifically on the settler colonial project – a project which utilized plantations and boarding schools as mechanisms of control working to maintain White supremacy.

Free and open to the public. Walter Library is wheelchair-accessible and has all gender restrooms.

To request a disability-related accommodation, contact the Women’s Center at women@umn.edu or 612-625-9837.

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