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A panel discussion on State-Sanctioned Violence against People of Color
September 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Mohandas Gandhi once famously said, “The State represents violence in a concentrated and organized form.” Throughout history, violence has regularly been used by the State to achieve political, economic and cultural dominance over people, including its own. Giving context to recent events and movements, our incredible panel will draw on their vast expertise and intimate experience to discuss the central place of State-sanctioned violence in the story of the modern USA, as well as the often untold stories of those who stand up to resist that violent oppression.
From 1492 to the Trail of Tears to the Homestead Strike to the Black Lives Matter Movement, this is our history, and it needs to be told.
Chris Mato Nunpa, retired Associate Professor of Indigenous Nations and Dakota Studies
Karin Aguilar-San Juan, co-editor, The People Make the Peace: Lessons from the Vietnam Antiwar Movement
Mel Reeves, Journalist
Ricardo Levins Morales, Artist