Conversation one “What’s Mine is Mine” February 28, 2018

Two New Paltz dorms are named for Native American/American Indian tribes.  If this land originally was theirs, what does it mean that – having killed and/or forcibly removed them – we now name buildings after them?

On a smaller scale, what does it mean when we absorb and celebrate others’ cultural heritage to our own profit?  If one of the most successful Mexican-American restaurant chains is owned by non-Mexican Americans for example, is that a problem?


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Place: Sojourner Truth Library Conference Room (M39), 4:30pm