Talk: Indigenous Memory and Nature Interact: Native Californian Stories of Angel Island and Beyond
Greg Sarris, Tribal Chairman, Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria and Novelist
In conversation with Beth Piatote, Associate Professor of Native American Studies, UC Berkeley, Director, Arts Research Center
About the Speaker Series: Landscapes of Migration, Incarceration and Resistance
Arts + Design Friday events are free and open to the public and will be held in person at BAMPFA’s Barbro Osher Theater. Doors open at 11:15 AM, and lectures run from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. All in-person lectures will also be live streamed and captioned. To register for live streaming, go to futurehistories.berkeley.edu/angel-island/.
In Fall 2022, the series will explore how the arts transform understanding about the past into possibilities for the future, with a focus on immigration, othering and belonging. The course is part of the multi-genre project “A Year on Angel Island,” and we’ll use the former immigration and incarceration station at this meaningful spot in San Francisco Bay as a jumping-off point for exploring themes of exclusion, identity and resistance across geographies and genres including film, dance, literature, visual arts, and music.