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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

“The Lives of Indigenous Women in a ‘Post-Racial’ and ‘Post-Feminist’ World” a talk by Professor Andrea Smith, University of California-Riverside

Tue, November 17, 2009 • 7:00 PM • University of Texas at Austin, Thompson Conference Center auditorium (TCC 1.110)

In her lecture she will analyze the realities of white supremacy and patriarchy as they play out in the lives of indigenous women in the United States.

Professor Andrea Smith teaches in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California-Riverside. Well known for both her academic and activist work, Smith combines careful scholarship and a commitment to community engagement. In her lecture she will analyze the realities of white supremacy and patriarchy as they play out in the lives of indigenous women in the United States.
 
Smith is the author of Native Americans and the Christian Right: The Gendered Politics of Unlikely Alliances (2008) and Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide (2005). She is also the editor of The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Nonprofit Industrial Complex (2009) and co-editor of The Color of Violence: The Incite! Anthology (2006). Smith currently serves as the U.S. coordinator for the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians and is a co-founder of Incite! Women of Color Against Violence, a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color. She recently completed a report for the United Nations on Indigenous Peoples and Boarding Schools.
 
This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Senior Fellows honors program of the College of Communication and the Gender and Sexuality Center. For more information, contact Robert Jensen at 471-1990 or rjensen@uts.cc.utexas.edu.

Map and Directions:
http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/tcc.html
TCC is next to the LBJ School at Red River and Dean Keeton.
There is free convenient parking for motorists in the large lots along Red River.
http://www.utexas.edu/cee/tcc/img/maps/TCCparkingmMap.pdf
The conference center is on Bicycle Route 42; see
http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/bicycle/downloads/bicycle%20map_07.pdf.
For bus routes, use the trip planner at
http://www.capmetro.org/.


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