WHC Announces Global Indigeneities Series for 2020-2021

The World History Center is pleased to announce a series of events for the 2020-2021 academic year titled, “Global Indigeneities: Parallels and Intersections in the Global Fight for Reparations and Treaty Rights.”  

This series of working group sessions, events, and speakers aims to define and explore connections between past and present movements of resistance to settler colonialism and anti-Blackness. Black and Indigenous liberation movements have often taken different trajectories, even when they are in coalition with one another. The histories of enslavement and expropriation are too often understood separately from one another. However, during the Summer of 2020, one multicultural movement for social justice advocated for toppling problematic monuments, forcing a change in racist symbols, challenging lapsed treaty rights, and bringing unprecedented attention to racialized economic inequality and police violence against both Black and Indigenous peoples. The Global Indigeneities working group seeks to explore the connected and global histories of these two movements.

2020-2021 Events

- Thursday, October 22, 2020- "Making Indigeneity in Twentieth-Century Japan" with Vicky Shen, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh

- Thursday, November 12, 2020  - "Read & Discuss: The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies" with Dr. Alaina E. Roberts, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh

- February 11, 2021 4:00-5:30PM - "Red and Black Alchemies of Flesh: Off the Shores of Work" a talk by Dr. Tiffany Lethabo King, African American Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies, Georgia State University. 

-June 12, 2021 9:00AM-2:30PM - "Teaching Indigenous History as World History" a teacher's workshop hosted by the Alliance for Learning in World History



Images from left to right: Logo From World Uchinanchu Day; Comanche Family, early 1900s from Indivisible, African Native American Lives in the Americas; Christopher Columbus statue in Boston's North End, June 2015, from NorthEndWaterFront.com