4:44 pm - Friday December 15, 2017

Colorado State University-Pueblo hosts American Indian activist October 8

American Indian activist Glenn T. Morris will share his passion for historical preservation in order to promote society’s progression with Colorado State University—Pueblo students. He will present, ”The Dangers of Historical Amnesia in the Production of History: Lending Voice to Indigenous Resistance and Resilience in the Americas,” at 7 p.m. on October 8 at CSU-Pueblo’s Life Sciences Auditorium.

Morris will focus his speech on his belief in the importance of preserving history for the purpose of learning and bettering society. He also will focus on American Indian activist Russell Means and his influence on the nation. Morris believes that studying the past serves to provide a vital perspective on the laws, holidays, and traditions of modern society. Only by examining our past, he argues, can we begin to better the future for ourselves and our children.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Morris was awarded the Rosa Parks Civil Rights Award and the Martin Luther King Peace Award. Morris has been a member of the Leadership Council of the American Indian Movement of Colorado for the past 20 years. He is a tenured professor of political science at the University of Colorado at Denver, where he also directs the Fourth World Center for the Study of Indigenous Law and Politics. Constantly working to educate today’s youth, Morris earned a grant earlier this year to fund the Native Youth Leadership Camp. He also is a noted speaker and author, traveling the nation to communicate his passion for preserving our history to ensure a brighter future.

For more information on Glenn T. Morris’ performance, contact Beverly Allen at 719-549-2475 or beverly.allen@colostate-pueblo.edu.
Colorado State University – Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.



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