Concluding our 3-part salon series with “Unsettling Sound” featuring scholar and CSULB Assistant Professor Dr. Theresa Gregor (Iipai/Yaqui), singer/songwriter and Musicology Ph.D. candidate Kristy Martinez (Chicanx & Yoeme), and scholar Esmeralda Pum (Mayan-Quiche/K’iche).
Dr. Gregor will share her reading of Ramona, and her insights about how we can decolonize the fabrication of California’s mythical past created by this novel, and shift the conversation to focus on the lived experiences of California Indian women, their struggles, resistance, and survival.
Martinez will present her archival work of Indigenous punk music and subcultures, as well as her experience in academia and studying punk music. She will also talk about her band and share their song writing process explaining their aim of amplifying Indigenous communities, the land they reside on, and communities of color.
Pum will unpack settler colonialism in regards to California based on the settler colonial mentality of manifest destiny and the erasure (genocide) of Indigenous people through the California arch dream of fantasy escapism, during which Ramona was written and the problems of romanticizing these settler-colonial fantasies.
Thursday, August 27 | 5 pm PDT
click – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unsettling-ramona-salon-series-tickets-116027440197?utm_campaign=957308fd72-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_03_09_39_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Heidi+Duckler+Dance&utm_term=0_303732f6fd-957308fd72-52643862