Please join the University Libraries' Great Reads Book Series honoring Indigenous Peoples Month, Even As We Breathe, by Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle. We will be hosting via Zoom and in-person in room 309 at the University Library.
First 20 people to sign up get a free copy of the book.
Nov 1, 8, 15 (Tuesdays) 2022, 5:30-7pm
Book Discussion Questions ( https://libguides.rccc.edu/beacon/EvenAsWeBreatheDisc )
Janis L Henderson, Ph.D. (J. Henderson Education Services) provides educational enrichments and consultation services. Her work is grounded in an evidence driven, protective strengths, and trauma informed approach. A citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, she is an active advocate for issues related to Native people and communities, offering related speaking and consultation services. Additionally, Janis is active in criminal justice reform work, including re-entry processes. Janis is a member of the Community Family Life Services Speakers Bureau (Washington, D.C.).
Parker Duff is a student at Sul Ross State University completing a Master of Liberal Arts. His focus is on Indigenous Sovereignty. His studies focus on the interactions between the Justice system and tribal rights. He completed his undergraduate degree in at Centenary College of Louisiana in 2014. He is also a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. He looks forward to working in the indigenous community advancing sovereignty and justice. When not studying he likes to read, listen to podcasts, and hang out with his cat Milo.
Victoria Sutton, MPA, PhD, JD is the Distinguished Horn Professor and Associate Dean for Digital Learning and Graduate Education at Texas Tech University School of Law. She is a member of the Lumbee Indian Tribe of North Carolina. Prof. Sutton is a founding Member of the National Congress of American Indians, Policy Advisory Board, serving since 2005. She has taught Indigenous Justice, American Indian Law, Environmental Law. International Environmental Law and Constitutional Law as well as courses related to Native American culture and law in the TTU Anthropology and Archaeology Department.
She served as the Native American students association advisor at Texas Tech University and at Yale University during her visitorship. She currently serves on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee of TTULaw and leads the TTU Indigenous & Native American Circle on developing a certificate program for graduates and undergraduates. In the professional academic society, the American Association of Law Schools, she served as the national committee Chair of the Indigenous and Native American Law Committee.
Kenneth Castillo graduated from Texas Tech in 2006 with a degree in history. Since he was a sophomore at Tech he has been a volunteer, advocate, board member and as of 2016, employee of Voice of Hope, the Lubbock Rape Crisis Center as their primary prevention specialist. He also serves on the board of East Lubbock Art House and East Lubbock Optimist Club. He is currently the mentor chair of the 100 Black Men of West Texas. To Kenneth, Food is culture, everything about it, it’s capture, cultivation, preparation and consumption represents culture.
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