Panel Discussion: "Decolonizing Columbus: transatlantic perspectives on statues and anniversaries"  

Indigenous Peoples Day commemorative event
Event Date & Time

Join us for a panel discussion to mark Indigenous Peoples Day 2020: 

  • Gabriela Spears-Rico (Chicano and Latino Studies & American Indian Studies, UMN)
    "Dancing Away Our Indigenous Pain: Bearing Witness to Columbus’s Downfall in Imnizaskadan (Saint Paul, Mni Sota, Dakota Lands, 528 years after 'discovery')"
  • Laura Ruberto (Berkeley City College) and Joseph Sciorra (City University of NY)
    "Activism and Reconciliation, Italian Americans Explore Columbus."
  • Alejandro Baer (Sociology, UMN)
    "'Not only do we not apologize...' The Columbus Myth and Memory Politics in present-day Spain"
  • Chaired by Katherine Gerbner (History, UMN)

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To request disability-related accommodations, please contact Joe Eggers at by Monday, September 28th.

Presented by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, cosponsored by the Institute for Global Studies, the Race, Indigeneity, Gender & Sexuality Studies (RIGS) Initiative, Department of American Indian Studies, Department of Sociology, and Department of History.

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