Writer, rapper, attorney, and storyteller Gyasi Ross will speak about indigenous people, race, and education at 6-7 pm on Thursday, Oct. 14. The talk will be live-streamed in the school's library; the pre-talk reception will start at 5:30 pm
Ross is a member of the Blackfeet Nation. His family's roots also stem from the Suquamish Nation. He lives on the Port Madison Indian Reservation near Seattle.
Ross hosts the podcast "Breakdances with Wolves - Indigenous Pirate Radio, and wrote the books Don’t Know Much About Indians (but I wrote a book about us anyways) (2011) and How to Say I Love You in Indian (2014). He often speaks about race and social justice as well as issues affecting contemporary Native Americans.
The talk by Ross is the first of the Equity and Inclusion Virtual Speaker Series sponsored by a coalition of independent schools launches striving to raise awareness, deepen understanding, and empower communities to advance efforts to recreate systems into equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist institutions. Four other speakers are scheduled throughout the year. Find details here.
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