Study Session: Untold Histories
January 5th-8th 2017
In the false political narrative to “Make America Great, aka: White Again-,” we discuss the untold histories of how America has been made, created and defined, through the lens of the indigenous, black, Chicana/o, Chinese, and woman narratives.
Each day will begin with a coffee jumpstart and include an optional teatime roundtable discussion, leaving ample time for personal work and reflection. Come as an expert or a novice- to learn independently or to delve into a research project/ writing assignment.
Everyone will be asked to bring one thing to the table to further the conversation- a piece of media, article, excerpt of book, personal work or activity related to the subject.
HWC very partial recommended reading: The Souls of Black Folks - WEB Dubois; Between the World & Me - Tahesi Coates; An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States and All the Real Indians Died Off: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans - Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker; A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America - Ronald Takaki; The Chinese in America - Iris ChangPeople’s History of the United States - Howard Zinn; East of Eden - John Steinbeck; The Chinese in America: A Narrative History - Iris Chang; A History of Women in America - Carol Hymowitz and Michaele Weissman; Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places Ursula K. Le Guin.
Each participant will have a private room with workspace and access to 29 acres to walk and reflect. Includes daily breakfast with Irving Farm coffee, assorted teas, house muesli, breads, butter & jam.