Native American Heritage Month Continues

  • November 7th, 2018

UA’s Native American Heritage Month continues with a series of events designed to bring the campus greater awareness of the history and culture of Native Americans.

A screening of the film “Ohero: Kon — Under the Husk” will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Intercultural Diversity Center (Riverside Annex). Cosponsors are the Women and Gender Resource Center, the American studies department and the Intercultural Diversity Center.

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, the College of Communication and Information Sciences and the Alabama Program in Sports Communication will present Dr. Andrew Billings, Ronald Reagan Chair of Broadcasting at UA, and Dr. Jason Black, chair of communications studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, in a discussion of their new book, “Mascot Nation,” which examines the ongoing debate over Native American mascots. The talk will be held in 104-B Reese Phifer Hall.

A lecture titled “Spirits of the Air: Birds and American Indians in the South” by Dr. Shepard Krech, professor emeritus of anthropology at Brown University, will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in 205 Gorgas Library. Sponsors are the American studies department, the Birmingham Audubon Society, UA’s College of Arts and Sciences, the anthropology department, the department of art and art history and the Summersell Center for the Study of the South.

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