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Experience Movement

The Movement from Native American Gender Fluidity to Colonial Eradication to the Two-Spirit Movement

 

We propose to bring a social science and humanities perspective to the rich Common Experience theme of “Experience Movement.” Specifically, we propose to engage “Movement” from a Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, and LGBT Studies interdisciplinary perspective. Various social justice campaigns have incorporated the word “movement,” including the civil rights movement, the women’s liberation movement, and the LGBTQ pride movement, among others. The metaphor of “movement” here is to advocate for change in the direction of human rights and progress. We will convene an interactive public lecture on Indigenous/Native American conceptions of gender fluidity, the impact of European colonization on eradicating tribal cultural language and practices, and the evolution of the contemporary Two-Spirit lesbian movement in North America.

                    Karen Vigneault                                                                       Dr. Sabine Lang

 

           Karen Vigneault                           Dr. Sabine Lang

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Event Details:

Topic: The Movement from Native American Gender Fluidity to Colonial Eradication to the Two-Spirit Movement

 

Event: Dr. Sabine Lang, Independent Scholar on “Genders in Motion: Native American Men-Women, Lesbians, Two-Spirits” and Karen Vigneault, MLIS, SDSU, Peace and Dignity Project in Tecate on “An Indigenous Lesbian’s Journey”

 

Date: International Women's Day, March 8, 2017

 

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

 

Where: Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center

 

 

Faculty Leader: Esther D. Rothblum, Ph.D. Professor of Women's Studies

 

Event Speakers: Dr. Sabine Lang, Independent Scholar and Karen Vigneault, MLIS, SDSU, Peace and Dignity Project

Event Details:

Film: Kumu Hina

 

This film features Hina Wong-Kalu, a native Hawaiian teacher and mahu--those who embody the male and female spirit

 

Date: International Women's Day, March 8, 2017

 

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

 

Where: Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center