Office of Diversity Programming

The Real History of the Americas at FLC takes a different look at the Western world

Save the Date - Monday, August 12Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 at Fort Lewis College
DURANGO - A collaborative group of Fort Lewis College cultural centers, students and staff proudly presents the 9th annual “Real History of the Americas” program on Indigenous People’s Day 2016. This unique program runs all day beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, October 10, at FLC’s Student Union Ballroom. The potluck and performances are held at 5 to 7 p.m. A culminating evening show by a band to be determined will be at the Community Concert Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome anytime throughout the day.
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, Native and LGBT peoples, among others. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day” prompted the formal resolutions passed by FLC and the City of Durango to recognize Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in perpetuity. Now in its 9th year, the Real History of the Americas celebration seeks to increase awareness and appreciation of the cultures and histories of sometimes marginalized peoples.
The all-day long event offers workshops, inspirational identity activities with Common Ground, a live National Anthem performance in English and in Navajo by FLC student Olivia Duncan, live dance performances by Ballet Folklorico de Durango, presentations by Miss Hozhoni Royalty, and much more.