We Still Live Here, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Anne Makepeace, tells the story of the return of the Wampanoag language. The film interweaves the present-day story Wampanoags reclaiming their language with historical events that silenced the language for more than a century and obliterated much of their culture – epidemics, missionary pressures, land loss, and the indenture of Native children.
Please join us for a discussion with Cathy Schlund-Vials, Professor in the Departments of English and the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute at at the University of Connecticut.
This seminar will focus on recent and ongoing academic projects which repeatedly examine moments of dislocation, rupture, and movement, and reflect “global” migrations between the fields of critical Asian and comparative Asia American studies.
Banned brings together Evelyn Alsultany and Melani McAlister, two American Studies scholars, to consider how the representations of Middle Eastern populations both domestically and abroad influence U.S. policy. In particular, we hope that this event will allow the Brown community to dig deeper into the problematics of new policy, such as the Immigration Ban, in order to advance understanding of the dangers of conflation and visual marking that brown bodies undergo.