Reparations & Decolonization: Land & the Search for Reparatory Justice
The discourse on reparations and landback are often talked about side by side but rarely intersect. This talk explores the contradictions and possibilities embedded on Black freedom and Indigenous sovereignty, why it matters, and dreams about the potential of collective resistance.
Presenter Bio: Kyle T. Mays (he/him) is an Afro-Indigenous (Saginaw Chippewa) scholar of urban history, Afro-Indigenous studies, and contemporary popular culture. He is an Associate Professor in the Departments of African American Studies, American Indian Studies, and History at UCLA. He is the author of three books, including City of Dispossessions: Indigenous Peoples, African Americans, and the Creation of Modern Detroit (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022) and An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States (Beacon Press, 2021).
Tahoma Room, Thomas Hall (and via Zoom Webinar)