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September 30, 2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online event
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Junipero Serra statue over Highway 280, by artist Louis DuBois
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Native American “Thrivance” – More Than Surviving in Modern Colonial America

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

What’s in a name? Or a statue? Or a box of butter? 2020 has brought many changes, and we’ll talk about them.

From the toppling of statues, to the changing of team names and place names, after generations of inaction, 2020 has brought many changes to how Native history is depicted and presented to the public, especially in the school setting.

Why now, and what’s next? Gregg Castro (ramaytush and rumsien Ohlone / t'rowt'raahl Salinan), a writer, activist, and consultant joins us in conversation to share the history, what’s happening now, and the possible future.

About Gregg Castro
Gregg Castro (ramaytush and rumsien Ohlone / t'rowt'raahl Salinan), has worked to preserve his California Indigenous heritage for over 25 years, for both his Ohlone and Salinan cultures. Gregg is the Society for California Archaeology’s Native American Programs Committee Chairperson. Gregg is a ‘Facilitator’ consultant for the annual California Indian Conference. He founded and advises the California Indian History Curriculum Coalition. Gregg is a writer and activist within the California indigenous community, supporting communities in their preservation work.

Land Acknowledgement
Menlo Park is located within the ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone people.

This free event received partial funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.