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While November is Native American Heritage Month, UW-Parkside students are studying Native Americans & Media throughout the fall semester. The Communication Department and Center for Ethnic Studies offer a course, COMM/ETHN 363: Communication & Ethnicity: "No One Ever Sees Indians": Native Americans in Media, taught by Ernest Whiteman, III (Northern Arapaho).
As part of this course, guest speaker Dave Spencer (Mississippi Chata & Dine), Development Director of the American Indian Center in Chicago, will address Native Art, Representation & Survival: An introduction to contemporary Native Art on Monday, Nov. 10, 6 pm to 7:30 pm in Comm Arts 117. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Spencer will encourage dialogue about artists, community and alternative exhibitions and their spaces. Key issues include the First-Voice mission, American socialism, gender roles, multiculturalism, Native representation via mass media, the juxtaposition and fusion of traditional and contemporary art, and the state of Native art.
This event with David Spencer is presented by UW-Parkside's Communication Department and Center for Ethnic Studies, with support from the Lecture & Fine Arts Committee, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and PATCH – Parkside Association of Tradition Culture & Heritage.