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Public Lecture with Bryan Brayboy
WhenWednesday, Apr 25, 2018, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Campus locationIntellectual House (INT)
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A Hairstory of Violence: In this talk, Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy will make historical connections between land, race, indigeneity, and fear in the making of the United States. Drawing examples from the last four centuries, he will explore how hair has served as one focal point for attacking, intimidating, and policing indigenous peoples; attempting to sever cultural and historical ties by cutting the hair of Indigenous peoples through scalping practices, at boarding schools, and continuing today in neutrally-worded school dress code policies that target Indigenous students. Removing Indigenous peoples from their land — either by relocation or genocide — operates under a larger framework of “Terrortory,” underscoring how fear and violence are used to regulate belonging.…
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