Joan Hausrath, a member of the Diversity Committee, came across an exhibit and a book club opportunity she thought might be of interest to members.
Away From Home Exhibit
The "Away From Home" exhibit tells the story of Native children stripped of their identity. It will be held at the University of Rhode Island in partnership with the Tomaquag Museum until January 7, 2022.
From the Providence Journal: The exhibit, at URI’s University Club, 95 Upper College Rd. in Kingston, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays through its final day, Jan. 7. Admission is free with group visits available by appointment, but attendance by young children is not encouraged.
“Away From Home" contains stories of resilience and revitalization, agency and honor,” according to Tomaquag. “Please be aware that it also contains descriptions of human indignities and hardships and terms that reflect historically racist perspectives and language from past eras. In speaking the truth about acts of seemingly unfathomable violence and suffering in the lives of Native peoples, the exhibition is advised for more mature audience members, grades eight to adult.”
Brave Space Book Club
Brave Space Book Club’s mission is to broaden our knowledge of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility & Inclusion. Visit their Facebook page for more information. https://www.facebook.com/BraveSpaceBookClub
The first two discussion sessions will occur on November 29 and December 1 and will feature the book Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde.
In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and lyrical, reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope.