THE GLOBAL JUSTICE CENTER, 225 EAST 26TH STREET, TUCSON, ARIZONA, 85713
La Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras/Indigenous Alliance Without Borders is proposing to host an Indigenous Knowledge Gathering in Tucson March 17, at the Global Justice Center.
The gathering is a semilla and extension of collaboration and solidarity with the first Indigenous Knowledge Gathering in San Francisco this past May 2015.
The Indigenous Knowledge Gathering Tuscon is strategically prior to The National Association of Ethnic Studies ((http://ethnicstudies.org/), and the National MEChA Conference (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2204493345/) with activities extending from March 17 to the 20th.
The Indigenous Knowledge Gathering agenda is a community effort and in development. Please stay posted for updates and announcements. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org. The working goals of the gathering include:
1) Collecting testimonies, observations, and critical analysis of indigenous scholarship and cultural movements.
2) To gather and build a community of indigenous communities, indigenous scholars, and indigenous scholar practitioners representing indigenous groups, cultures, and traditions.
3) To build inquiry, strategy, and methods to disrupt scholarship and education models that subjugates and prejudice indigenous populations, history, culture, and traditions.
It is not accidental that all of these conferences will all be held in Arizona, as the state has been akin to the Deep South for some time, a laboratory of hate, but also of resistance. When you get here, remember that you are arriving to what some call the borderlands. Actually, you will be arriving to Indian Country.
This a FREE EVENT and open to all communities.
Host Committee Members to date:
Jose Matus, Director, Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras
Tupak Enrique and Evie Reyes-Aguirre, Tonatierra-Nahuacalli (Phoenix)
Shannon Rivers, O’otham nation.
Maria Molina and Jesus Ruiz, Calpolli Teoxicalli (Tucson)
Roberto Cintli Rodriguez, University of Arizona
Angela Mictlanoxchitl Anderson Guerrero, California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco, CA)
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1171429946205691/