ASU's PGEC Presents Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (California State University East Bay) on "Settler Colonialism in Appalachia" (April 14)

Appalachian State University’s Peace and Genocide Education Club (PGEC) invites the public to an online lecture by Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Professor emerita in Native American Studies at California State University East Bay) on "Settler Colonialism in Appalachia." The ZOOM-based lecture will take place on Wednesday, April 14, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST. The event is free of charge. To attend, please register here.


Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a historian, memoirist, public speaker, and author of the acclaimed An Indigenous People's History of the United States. A Professor emerita in Native American Studies at California State University, Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz is known for her lifelong commitment to social justice issues. As a supporter of the International Indigenous Movement, Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz has worked to ensure the sovereignty and land rights of Indigenous communities for over four decades. She is also known for her work in movements against the Vietnam War, Imperialism, and as one of the founders of the Women's Liberation Movement. In addition to An Indigenous People's History of the United States, Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz is the author of a series of noted books, including The Great Sioux NationLoaded: A Disarming History of the Second AmendmentRoots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico, and, most recently, Not A Nation of Immigrants: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion.

The event is co-sponsored by ASU’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies (CJHPS) and the campus chapters of Alpha Epsilon Pi, Chi Omega, and Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Incorporated. For more information about the event and PGEC, a student club that focuses on peace education and genocide prevention and cooperates with the CJHPS, please contact PGEC President Alan-Joshua Carrasco at