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