UCSD events to celebrate Native American culture
The theme for the fifth annual series of California Native American Day events at UCSD is “Storytelling: Traditional and Contemporary Voices.” The events are free and open to the public. See blink.ucsd.edu.
- • Partnership Funding: Grants of $1,000 to provide funding for innovative educational activities proposed by departments, programs or student organizations related to Native American perspectives on campus. Application deadline: Oct. 15.
• Native Community Welcome Dinner: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14.
• Essay and Picture Contest: Students in grades 9-12 are invited to think of a story they’ve learned from their family or community and tell the story in pictures and write an explanation of the images. Submission deadline: Oct. 15.
• Native American Storytelling Exhibit: Oct. 18-29 at The Price Center; sand paintings of animals represented from the fables and stories of Abel Silvas’ “Running Grunion,” developed by children at the Early Childhood Education Center.
• “Reel Injun” Film Screening/Discussion: Noon Oct. 21 at the Cross-Cultural Center; an entertaining and insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through the history of cinema.
• “[Re]Claiming Alcatraz” Art Exhibit: 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Cross-Cultural Center; features pictures taken during the Alcatraz Island take-over by different tribal nations from Ilka Hartman, Michelle Vignes and the National Park Service.
• Campus Community Center’s Social Justice Reading Circle: Noon Oct. 27 at the Cross-Cultural Center; focus on Native American identity, gender, sexuality and other intersecting identities.
• Gordon Johnson lecture: 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 19; Johnson is a Cahuilla/Cupeño author from the Pala Reservation and a columnist for the Riverside Press-Enterprise. He penned “Fast Cars and Frybread: Reports from the Rez.”
SOURCE: Press Release
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