We Can Mend the Sacred Hoop Together
The women’s and gender studies and American studies departments are honored to welcome Chief Looking Horse back to campus as a distinguished guest who will help launch this exciting new lecture series named in his honor, the Chief Arvol Looking Horse and Class of 1956 Distinguished Speaker Series on the North American West. The newly formed Faculty Group on the North American West, sponsored by the Newhouse Center for the Humanities, is committed to reviving a longstanding interest in Native American history, culture, and social issues that was once prominent at Wellesley College.
Chief Arvol Looking Horse (Lakota Miniconjou) is the 19th generational Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf-Pipe and Bundle and the spiritual leader of the Lakota Sioux Nation—a responsibility he was given at age 12. He has been recognized internationally for his work protecting the environment and for founding World Peace and Prayer Day, and he has spoken many times on behalf of Native American people at the United Nations.
Paula Horne (Dakota Sisseton Wahpeton) has been involved in Native American rights for over 40 years. She is an activist, leader, and renowned singer who has brought her organizational skills to World Peace and Prayer Day since 1996.
Professor Elena Creef, firstname.lastname@example.org
the Speaker Series for the American West Program Gift
Apr 14, 4 PMThe Betsy Wood Knapp ’64 Lecture
Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, and Megan Núñez discuss racial relations in the U.S. and how to facilitate conversations about race and inclusion among young people.Event Date:Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 4:00pm
Feb 25, 7:30–10 PMShoshana Zuboff: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Shoshana Zuboff, professor emerita at Harvard Business School, discusses her recent book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, and how our economy, politics, and society are increasingly being shaped by digital technologies.Event Date:Tuesday, February 25, 2020 -7:30pm to 10:00pm
Feb 24, 4:30 PM
Feb 27, 4:30–6 PM