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Malinda Maynor Lowery, "Native American Youth, Elders, and Documentary Media"

In her presentation, "Native American Youth, Elders, and Documentary Media: Taking Control with Stories, Humor, and Style," Professor Lowery will screen clips from her most recent documentary film project with the Native Tribal Scholars program at UMass-Boston. She will address the importance of community-based, issue-driven documentary film, and will lead a discussion about film as a method for disseminating accurate information about Indians as a vehicle for improving educational investment and civic participation. Malinda Maynor Lowery is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was born in Robeson County, North Carolina and is a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Her award-winning book, Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and The Making of a Nation, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2010. Professor Lowery has published articles about American Indian migration and identity, school desegregation, and religious music. An award-winning filmmaker, Dr. Lowery has produced three documentary films about Indigenous issues. The award-winning In the Light of Reverence aired on PBS in 2001 to over 3 million people. Her other two films, Real Indian and Sounds of Faith, concern Lumbee identity and culture.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Arizona State University, University Club, Heritage Room, 425 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85287