Kyle T. Mays: “Indigenous Sovereignty, Black Freedom: Blackness, Indigeneity, and Kinship as Solidarity ”
Surviving the Long Wars Virtual Scholarly Series
October 13, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Central Time
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We are excited to announce the second virtual seminar in the series by Dr. Kyle T. Mays, Associate Professor of African American Studies, American Indian Studies, and History at the University of California, Los Angeles, on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 5:00 pm CT. The talk will be moderated by NEH Veteran Fellow and artist Anthony Torres. This is the second lecture in a series that includes Laleh Khalili, Harsha Walia, Nick Estes, Kelly Hayes, and Tiffany King.
Kyle T. Mays is an Afro-Indigenous (Saginaw Chippewa) writer and scholar of US history, urban studies, race relations, and contemporary popular culture. He is an Associate Professor of African American Studies, American Indian Studies, and History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of City of Dispossessions: Indigenous Peoples, African Americans, and the Creation of Modern Detroit (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022), An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States (Beacon Press, 2021), and Hip Hop Beats, Indigenous Rhymes: Modernity and Hip Hop in Indigenous North America (Suny Press, 2018).
This is a virtual webinar event taking place on Zoom and is free and open to the public. It will have live captioning. For any other access requests, please contact Zaynab Hilal at email@example.com.
SURVIVING THE LONG WARS explores the multiple overlapping histories that shape our understanding of warfare, as well as the alternative visions of peace, healing, and justice generated by diverse communities impacted by war. The project begins with a virtual scholarly series at the nexus of critical ethnic studies, native/Indigenous studies, and Middle Eastern Studies on the histories and futures of native rebellion alongside contemporary US militarism and warfare. The seminar series is part of a year-long UIC class and NEH “Dialogues on the Experience of War” discussion program taught by veteran artist Aaron Hughes. The project culminates in the second Veteran Art Triennial and Summit, in Spring 2023, at the Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center, and Newberry Library.
SURVIVING THE LONG WARS is organized by Aaron Hughes, Ronak K. Kapadia, Therese Quinn, Joseph Lefthand, and Amber Zora with support from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Institute for the Humanities Innovation Grant, UIC Award for Creative Activity, Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center, Newberry Library, DEMIL Art Fund, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Dialogues on the Experiences of War Grant. Special thanks to the Disability Cultural Center, the Native American Support Program, and the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center at UIC.
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