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UCIRA Co-Sponsered Exhibition and Symposium: Exhibition: “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas”

when: 2014-11-13, starts at 1pm - 2pm
where: Cross Cultural Center, Arts Lounge

African American and African Studies, Native American Studies and the Cross Cultural Center present:
Exhibition: IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas

IndiVisible PDF

Responding Symposium PDF

Dates: November 03, 2014 to Decemeber 19, 2014

Traveling Smithsonian Exhibition
Cross Cultural Center, Peace Lounge
Thursday Nov 13 1-2 pm
Exhibition Launch
Cross Cultural Center, Arts Lounge

From the Smithsonian comes an important and enlightening exhibition about the intersection of American Indian and African American peoples and cultures. IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas sheds light on the dynamics of race, community, culture and creativity, and addresses the human desire to belong including accounts of cultural integration and diffusion as well as the struggle to define and preserve identity.

Symposium: Responding to IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas

Thursday, November 13 from 4pm til 7pm
Hearing Radmilla (Film Presentation)

Friday November 14 from 8am til 5:30pm
Academic Symposium: Grounding Freedoms; Common Sense of Racial Formation; Resounding Modernities
Renegades (Photographers Talk)

All events at the Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Responding to IndiVisible brings together scholars, students, community members and other stakeholders to consider the issues of African-Native communities in the Americas. It attends to the intersections between place-making, freedom, belonging, legal and scientific categorization, modernity and performance brought together and made visible by African-Native lives across the Americas.

All are welcome!!!!!

Responding to IndiVisible is co-sponsored by the Dean of Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies; the Dean of Division of social Sciences; the Dean of the School of Law; the UC Center for New Racial Studies; the Davis Humanities Institute; Student Affairs; the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas; the UC Institute for Research in the Arts; the UC Davis Office of Campus Community Relations; the Women Resource and Research Center; and the Departments of Music, History, Scoiocultural Anthropology, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies.

Ms. Cody is Tł’ááschí’í (Red Bottom People) born for Naahiłii (African American). Her album Seed of Lifewon the NAMMY for Best Female Artist. Her fifth album, Shi Kéyah, was nominated for Best Female Artist, Record of the Year and Best Traditional Recording by the Native American Music Awards, and won the Record of the Year. Shi Kéyah was also nominated for a Grammy, making Cody the first Native American to be nominated in the Best Regional Roots Album category, and the first to present (at the pre-telecast). She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations with a minor in Sociology from Northern Arizona University. NPR Selected her one of the 50 Great Voices in Recorded History, and she was recently honored with the Black History Makers Award 2012 by Initiative Radio.

Angela Webb (Producer/Director/Camera/Editor) is an independent filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Her interest in documentary was sparked when she met the world while working in Europe, and traveling to Africa, Asia and South America during her college years. She began making audio recordings during her travels and combining them with photographs and other collected media. Webb began her first documentary feature Hearing Radmilla organically, while working as a producer and a youth media educator in New York City. She then constructed the film while completing an MFA in Film/Video at California Institute of the Arts. Hearing Radmilla has been exhibited widely including the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, AZ, UCLA School of Law’s Critical Race Studies Symposium, and the Noir Film Festival Courmayeur, Italy. Angela Webb is currently working, traveling with Hearing Radmilla and developing new project ideas.

Hearing Radmilla documents the turbulent reign of Radmilla Cody, Miss Navajo Nation 1997-1998, the Navajo Nation’s first biracial Miss Navajo Nation. The film follows Ms. Cody’s development as the goodwill and cultural ambassador of Navajo Nation to her success as an award winning vocal artist. She shocked her nation when she was sentenced to 21 months in a federal corrections facility. Upon her release, in 2004, she created the campaign “Strong Spirit – Life is Beautiful Not Abusive” revealing her passionate activism against domestic violence. (82 Minutes, in English and Navajo with English Subtitles) (

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