Dr Andrew Jolivétte is a Creole of Opelousa, Atakapa-Ishak, French, African, Irish, Italian, and Spanish descent. He is Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies, and Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC San Diego. Featuring Dr Jolivétte, this panel will explore the significance of Indigenous peoples’ solidarity and collaboration with the Black Lives Matter movement. It will include a comparative discussion of the impact of state violence on Black and Indigenous histories and current realities, the convergences between Black liberation and Indigenous sovereignty, and the importance of our collective work on dismantling systems of white supremacy.
SPONSORED BY: UB Forthcoming Dept of Indigenous Studies and UB Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program