516 ARTS welcomes guest speakers Alexis Salas , PhD, Endowed Professor of Arts of the Americas, Art History, University of Arkansas; Estevan Rael-Gálvez, PhD, Executive Director, Native Bound Unbound: Archive of Indigenous Americans Enslaved project; and Fluid Gaze artist Lehuauakea (māhū mixed-Native Hawaiian).
This discussion will explore assimilation into American society as a form of self-preservation. People of Color, queer people, and other minorities often code-switch (the practice of alternating between two or more languages) to combat cultural erasure and discrimination.
Moderated by JC González, 516 ARTS Program & Marketing Manager.
Image: Lehuauakea (māhū mixed-Native Hawaiian Kānaka Maoli), No Mākou Ke Ānuenue, 2022