Upcoming Programs & Events

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Native American Heritage Month

All events can also be found in the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Heritage website with more information. Previous events from this month can be found in the past events site.

NATIVE & INDIGENOUS PIZZA AND RESERVATION DOGS

Thursday, November 10th | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | HUB Cultural Center | Join the staff and students in the HUB Cultural Center for pizza and to watch Reservation Dogs. We will be joined by students from the Santa Rosa Junior College. All are welcome to attend! 

HISTORY OF THE FEDERATED INDIANS OF GRATON RANCHERIA

Thursday, November 17th | 1:00pm - 2:00pm |  Zoom Link | Join Matthew Johnson, a citizen of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria (Tomales Bay Coast Miwok) and a Cultural Resources Specialist for the Tribe, for a presentation on the history and culture of the Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo, from pre-European contact to the present day. The Graton Rancheria community is a federation of Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo groups recognized as a tribe by the U.S. Congress. The Coast Miwok ancestral territory spans southern Sonoma County and the entirety of Marin County. The Southern Pomo people are from the Sebastopol area. Many of the Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo people still live within their ancestral territories.

INDIGENOUS EXPERIENCES IN THE REALM OF ACADEMIA

Tuesday, November 29th | 1:00pm - 2:15pm | Zoom | Join Trelasa Baratta, Lead Curriculum, Developer from Redbud Resource Group as she discusses how California Indians have not only survived assimilation, forced removal from their lands, and state-sanctioned genocide, but are thriving with the tools that they currently have.

The resiliency of Native peoples does not excuse the debilitating effects that colonization has on our communities, and yet, we can learn from how local Native peoples are navigating, resisting, and revitalizing their realities. What does it mean to be a modern Native who grew up in someone else’s traditional homelands? What does the path look like for the descendent of a people nearly annihilated? Many Native Americans have turned to academia on their journey of self-realization. This discussion will explore modern Native identity, reconnection with traditional knowledge-holders through literature, and looking ahead at what the future may hold for Native communities.

SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT PLACE: DECOLONIZING & INDIGENIZING "RACE TALK" 

Wednesday, November 30th | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Student Center Ballrooms | Join professor Mary Churchill (Native American Studies, American Multicultural Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and Liberal Studies) as she shares her perspective on Decolonizing and Indigenizing "Race Talk.” All students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend this lecture. This year’s common book is So you want to talk about race? All first-year students can pick-up a FREE copy of the book from the HUB Cultural Center. You can learn more about the Common Read Initiative by visiting the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Website.