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"Integrity In an Unjust World" and "Native American Feminism"

From Dottie Morris, Diversity and Multiculturalism:

Please attend (and encourage students to attend) two upcoming lectures by Dr. Lisa Vest, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at University of Central Florida.

“Living a Life of Integrity in an Unjust World”
Tuesday, October 4
Young Student Center, Mabel Brown Room
6 p.m.
In a world marked by injustices manifesting in various ways from sexism to racism to classism to ableism to homophobia and combinations of all of the above, how do we make responsible choices that minimize our complicity in structures of inequality and oppression? Given our individual social locations how do we either fight or at least fail to encourage injustice?

“Native American Feminism: Conquest, Identity, and Sovereignty”
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Young Student Center, Madison Street Lounge
In this philopoetic presentation that combines theory with poetry, she will address Native American feminist scholarship, examine Indigenous feminist identity and discuss how both are conditioned by current and historical problems of conquest, colonialist influences on identity formation, and the ongoing pursuit of Indigenous sovereignty.

Dr. Vest is a mixedblood (Black/ Indian) poet and philosopher originally from Chicago. She teaches Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the University of Central Florida (Orlando). She has published articles on African, Indigenous, Caribbean, and feminist philosophy and is currently writing a book on Academic Native American philosophy. She obtained her Ph.D. from the Ethnic Studies Department at U.C. Berkeley where she wrote a dissertation on Indigenous Native American and African philosophies.

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