Landscapes of Settler Colonialism
Laura Pulido, PhD, Professor in Geography and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon
In this talk I explore the various ways in which places deliberately evacuate the violence associated with conquest and settler colonialism. I focus in particular on historical markers and monuments in Los Angeles County and how they narrate both Indigenous and Mexican history. Coming to terms with foundational racial violence and developing accurate histories of place is the first step in working towards racial justice.
Colloquium in Smith 304 at 3:30 with reception to follow in Smith 411.