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Pratt Honors Indigenous Peoples’ Day – Joseph M. Pierce Keynote Address

October 12, 2023 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Student Union - Brooklyn Campus

Pratt Institute is proud to announce its inaugural celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on October 12th, dedicated to honoring Indigenous peoples native to the Americas. This significant milestone is marked by a series of events that reflect our commitment to recognizing and celebrating Indigenous cultures.

The Pratt Institute Native Indigenous Working Group (NIWG) is a student, staff, and faculty-led group sponsored by the Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The group seeks to provide listening circles that, in turn, help advise the campus community on vital issues of land sovereignty and the furtherance of individual and collective Native and Indigenous identities by enacting a calendar of Native and Indigenous ceremonial practices and awareness to strengthen the relationship between the institution, and the Native and Indigenous communities that are represented throughout our campus.

We invite all members of the Pratt community to join us in these thought-provoking and celebratory events as we honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day and embark on a path of greater understanding and appreciation of Indigenous cultures.

Join us in the evening as Joseph M. Pierce delivers a keynote address titled “A Manifesto for Speculative Relations” that explores possibilities for Indigenous lives, erotics, and identities under the constant threat of colonial violence. Food will be provided.

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