Professionals of Color Lecture Series Presents: An Evening with Joy Harjo - LIB100/201 Approved!
Date and TimeWednesday, November 6, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
- Cook-DeWitt Center
Joy Harjo is an internationally known poet, performer, writer and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. She just published her memoir, Crazy Brave, detailing her journey to becoming a poet. Her seven books of poetry, which includes such well-known titles as How We Became Human-New and Selected Poems, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, and She Had Some Horses have garnered many awards. These include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas and the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. She also performs her one-woman show, Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light, which premiered at the Wells Fargo Theater in Los Angeles in 2009. Harjo writes a column Comings and Goings for her tribal newspaper, the Muscogee Nation News. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Connections to the Classroom
LIB 100/201 Approved
Personal and Social Responsibility: (LIB100)
1. Upon completion of this program, attendees will be able to discuss how Native Americans are connected to the environment through their history and spirituality.(Integrative Learning)
Awareness and Knowledge of Communities and Identities Different from One’s Own: (LIB 201)
2. Upon completion of this program, attendees will be able to describe various aspects of Native American culture, spirituality, ritual and tradition. (Intercultural Knowledge and Competence)
Knowledge and Examination of Structures and Systems that Impact Diverse Populations: (LIB 201)
3. Upon completion of this program, attendees will be able to analyze the history of Native American communities and how it impacts social factors for Native families today. (Critical Thinking)