PUBLIC FORUM: Shapeshift: Assimilating as Self Preservation

Saturday, October 21, 2023 3pm – 4pm

Free. In-person & livestreamed. 
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516 ARTS welcomes guest speakers Alexis Salas , PhD, Endowed Professor of Arts of the Americas, Art History, University of Arkansas; Estevan Rael-Gálvez, PhD, Executive Director, Native Bound Unbound: Archive of Indigenous Americans Enslaved project; and Fluid Gaze artist Lehuauakea (māhū mixed-Native Hawaiian). This discussion will explore assimilation into American society as a form of self-preservation. People of Color, queer people, and other minorities often code-switch (the practice of alternating between two or more languages) to combat cultural erasure and discrimination. Moderated by JC González , 516 ARTS Program & Marketing Manager.