A Discussion with Weshoyot Alvitre, Tongva Artist
Friday, May 29, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Zoom – online event
Join the UCLA American Indian Studies Center and the UCLA American Indian Studies Center Library for a thoughtful discussion with Weshoyot Alvitre about her interesting and intentional process as an artist, archive enthusiast, researcher, and family genealogist. Weshoyot will discuss her work and activist approach by giving voice to subject matter and Native historical figures often ignored. The talk will consist of an overview of the behind-the-scenes thought process and research that is done for projects representing Native Nations in historical context and in self determined storytelling roles. Weshoyot will focus in particular on a recent graphic novel project about the Tongva woman and hero, Toypurina.
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Free & open to the public
Hosted by the UCLA American Indian Studies Center Library and American Indian Studies Center Library.