The fall 2020 IUPUI Diversity Speaker series is confirmed and will take place online this year. We thought we’d publish this list just a little bit early, so you have plenty of time to mark your calendar for these engaging and wonderful speakers!
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, 6:00 p.m. HTTPS://IU.ZOOM.US/J/99053582144
Kat Lazo is the Internet’s favorite no-nonsense Latina who tells it how it is. The half Columbian-half Peruvian New Yorker has made a name for herself for educating folks on all things Latinidad. As a video producer for the Latino digital platform Mitú, she’s most known for her series “The Kat Call,” where she debunks taboos and misconceptions about the Latino community. The series has garnered more than 15 million views.
This is a repeating event with other amazing speakers listed below:
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, 6:00 p.m. HTTPS://IU.ZOOM.US/J/99053582144:
Hinaleimoana Wong- Kalu (Hina) is an advocate for Native Hawaiian issues including politics, culture, language, and history. Hina has been a staunch warrior for her islands and her people for 30 years. Currently, she teaches Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander men in incarceration in Hawaii and is in her 11th year if service to the community in her role as Chairperson and Kona more representative for the Oahu Island Burial Council. Previously, Hina taught for 13 years at Halau Lokahi PCS, a Hawaiian cultural-based charter school and served as the school’s Director of Culture.
Thursday, October 29th, 6 p.m. HTTPS://IU.ZOOM.US/J/99053582144:
Dr. Khahil Gibran Muhammad is Professor of History, Race and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School. With his work featured in the likes of the Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times’ 1619 Project and Ana DuVernay’s 13th, Khalil Gibran Muhammad is redefining our understanding of diversity. One of the most influential authorities on racial justice in the United States, his research explains how race education can help individuals and institutions reconcile the past within the present and move towards greater equity, together.
Thursday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m. HTTPS://IU.ZOOM.US/J/99053582144:
Tatanka Means is an award-winning actor, stand-up comedian and motivational speaker from Chinle, Arizona. He represents the Navajo, Oglala Lakota and Omaha Nations. He has appeared in the National Geographic Channel’s “Saints & Strangers,” AMC’s “The Son,” “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” “The Night Shift,” and “Graves.” The son of Russell Means, the influential member of the American Indian Movement in the 60s and 70s, Means follows in his father’s footsteps as an advocate for equality and advancement for Native Americans.
Republished from the IUPUI Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion website