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September 25, 2019 7:00 PM
Vijay Prashad & Melanie Yazzie

Event details

Date

September 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Venue

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Title

Lannan Foundation presents
Vijay Prashad and Melanie Yazzie

Description

Tickets go on sale Saturday, August 10, 2019 at noon.

Vijay Prashad is a Marxist historian and journalist. He is the Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, a movement-driven research institution based in Argentina, Brazil, India, and South Africa, and the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books, a 20-year-old Marxist publishing house based in New Delhi. Vijay is the Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter and writes a regular column for Frontline (India) and BirGün (Turkey). He is the author of 25 books, including The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World and The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South. and has appeared in two films-- Shadow World and Two Meetings. For 25 years, he was a professor at Trinity College.

Melanie K. Yazzie (Diné) is an assistant professor of Native American studies and American studies at the University of New Mexico. She is also the national chair of the Red Nation, a grassroots organization committed to the liberation of Indigenous people from colonialism and capitalism. She does historical research at the intersections of Indigenous, feminist, queer, carceral, Diné (Navajo), and environmental studies. She also does activist work on Native women’s rights, LGBTQ2 rights, environmental justice, policing and incarceration, Indigenous urban and housing justice, and international solidarity.

Tickets: $8 Adult, $5 Senior/Student

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