However, to avoid turning this blog into a space for ranting and personal opinions, I seek to inform readers of an important event occurring on the IUP campus. Multicultural student organization Mosaic, which seeks to spread a message of equality among students, will host an event for "Stand Against Racism." Stand Against Racism is a national movement created by YWCA, a 154 year-old organization for American women.
Mosaic's event, to be held on Friday, April 27, at 2:30 p.m., involves a human chain which is set to encircle the Oak Grove. After the chain, Navajo Jean Whitehorse will take center stage at the HUB Susquehanna Room. Whitehorse has been described by the Navajo Times as a storyteller; on April 27, she will take on the role of activist. The event page describes her upcoming presentation as touching upon "issues such as boarding schools, sterilization, relocation and the American Indian Movement."
Whitehorse herself has had experience in these boarding schools and became heavily involved in the American Indian Movement (AIM), which seeks to address and fix issues affecting the Native American community.
For those interested in Jean Whitehorse's presentation, below is a link to a YouTube-hosted video featuring an earlier speech from the activist.
Finally, my question to any and all readers of "Crossing the Globe" is, do you think Native Americans continue to be treated unjustly?