Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz gives a free, public lecture as part of the 2018 Fall Intra-Disciplinary Seminar (IDS) lecture series.
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma. As a veteran of the ‘60s revolution, she has been involved in movements against the Vietnam War and imperialism, union organizing, and was one of the founders of the Women's Liberation Movement in the late 1960s. Since 1973, she has worked with indigenous communities for sovereignty and land rights and helped build the international indigenous movement. With a doctorate in history, she is professor emerita at California State University East Bay, and author of numerous scholarly indigenous related books and articles, including Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico and The Great Sioux Nation, as well as a memoir trilogy and the award-winning book, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. Her most recent book, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, due in 2020, challenges the concept of the United States as “a nation of immigrants.”
The Fall 2018 IDS Lecture Series at The Cooper Union is organized by Leslie Hewitt and Omar Berrada. The IDS Public Lecture Series is part of the Robert Lehman Visiting Artist Program at The Cooper Union. We are grateful for major funding and support from the Robert Lehman Foundation for the series. The IDS Public Lecture Series is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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