OIX to present talk, film screening

Published March 19, 2019

The Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIX) is presenting a talk and film screening in association with the exhibition “Revolution: Civil Rights at UB, 1960-1975,” currently on display in the Silverman Library.

“Think Indigenous: Richard Oakes and the Red Power Movement,” a talk by author Kent Blansett, will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. March 25 in The Buffalo Room, 10 Capen Hall, North Campus.

“Chisholm ’72: Unbound and Unbossed,” a documentary that follows the 1972 campaign waged by Rep. Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to run for a major party’s nomination for president, will be screened at 6 p.m. April 4 in 310 Silverman Library in Capen Hall, North Campus.

Blansett is the author of “A Journey to Freedom: Richard Oakes, Alcatraz and the Red Power Movement” (Yale University Press, 2018), which examines Akwesasne Mohawk activist Richard Oakes’ critical role in the early years of Red Power activism in the 1960s and 1970s.

His talk is sponsored by OIX, the Haudenosaunee-Native American Working Group and the Department of History.

In 1968, Chisholm became the first African-American woman elected to Congress, representing New York’s 12th congressional district for seven terms. She is one of five influential civil rights leaders featured in the “Revolution” exhibition.

Maura Belliveau, director of the Center for Diversity Innovation, will speak before the screening, which is sponsored by the University Libraries and OIX.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit OIX’s website.