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UW-Madison's Arthur to lead panel discussion on social justice in Native America

February 13, 2017

UW-Madison’s Emily  Arthur,  a faculty member with the School of Education’s Art Department and co-­curator  of  “Re-­Riding  History,”  will be moderating a  panel  discussion of  three  guest  speakers on Friday, Feb. 17 at Edgewood College.

The topic is: “Justice in Native American Today: What does social justice/equity in Native America today look like from your professional point of view?”

The event is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. at the Edgewood College Gallery. The special guests who will be answering this question include:

Patty  Loew  (Ojibwe),  Author,  documentary  producer,  broadcast  journalist  and  professor  in  the UW-Madison Department of Life Sciences Communication and Department of Civil Society and Community Research.   

Chris  Pappan  (Osage,  Kaw,  Cheyenne  River  Sioux),  Nationally  recognized  Artist,  participant  in  "Re-­Riding  History:  From  the  Southern  Plains  to  the  Matanzas  Bay."  

Wendy  K.  White  Eagle  (Ho-­Chunk),  Managing  Member  of  Native  Capital  MGMT,  currently  leads  business  development  and  fund  management  activities. 

After the panel discussion, there will be a reception and celebration with artists from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The work of several faculty members with UW-Madison's Art Department is currently being featured at Edgewood College through Feb 26.  

The upcoming exhibitions are called: "Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay," "The Art of Ho-Chunk Basket Making," and John Hitchcock's "Protectors."

In "Re-Riding History," Arthur and UW-Madison’s John Hitchcock from UW-Madison helped to create a curatorial project that "metaphorically retraces the history of 72 American Indian peoples who were forcibly taken from their homes in Salt Fork, Okla., and transported by train to St. Augustine, Fla." 

This project features the contributions of 72 different artists, including several from UW-Madison: Faisal Abdu’Allah, Jennifer Angus, Derrick Buisch, Laurie Beth Clark, Michael Connors, Tom Jones, Meg Mitchell and Fred Stonehouse.

To learn more about the three exhibitions, check out this recent Wisconsin State Journal report.

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