A collaborative group of Fort Lewis College cultural centers, students and staff proudly presents the 7th annual “Real History of the Americas” program on Columbus Day 2014. This unique program runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, October 13th, at the Student Union Ballroom at Fort Lewis College. A culminating evening show will featuring our amazing guest performers at 6 p.m. The public is welcome anytime.
The Real History of the Americas takes a positive, but different look at the history of North and South America from the viewpoints of Hispanic, African-American, Asian, and Native peoples, among others. On display will be, poetry, film, dance and live music! In 2012, Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! was here for a live interview before the event, for more on that, see: http://www.democracynow.org/shows/2012/10/8.
Guest performers for this year include Sister Outsider Poetry and “SupaMan” – both incredibly talented acts with unique contributions toward a socially just society. Sister Outsider Poetry is an award-winning, nationally recognized spoken word duo comprised of Dominique Christina and Denice Frohman. They are poets, educators, activists, writers and performance artists, www.sisteroutsiderpoetry.com or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWL_aR1kFYc.
“SupaMan” is Christian Parrish, a champion powwow fancy dancer who identifies as Apsáalooke American Indian from the Crow Nation Reservation near Billings, Montana. In March, MTV named him Artist of the Week for his unique rap music featuring a traditional Native American drum loop. See his work at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0jq7jIa34Y or http://www.policymic.com/articles/86145/this-american-indian-rapper-just-became-mtv-s-artist-of-the-week.
We invite you to save this date for next year and to think about how you might incorporate this within your classes and your club activities for Fall semester 2014. FLC students Danielle Lucero and Mariah Gachupin will co-coordinate the event this year, so if you have ideas and/or know of something you would like to contribute, please contact them at their FLC student e-mail accounts anytime over the summer.