The 10 AM Main Event Details:
As a Native American, Cornel Pewewardy, tells his students, “Columbus didn’t discover us.” For the director of PSU’s Native American Studies program, it’s a way of teaching students to think critically about U.S. history, tribal sovereignty, identity politics, and negative ethnic stereotypes. Pewewardy’s efforts were recognized by the National Indian Education Association, which named him its 2009 Teacher of the Year.
For more info on PSU Prof. Cornel Pewewardy, you can see some of his works here:
--> "Dispelling the Mascot Myth: The Misuse of Indigenous Peoples as Mascots in AmericanSchools" at http://tinyurl.com/lsrc6mg
--> "Why Educators Can't Ignore Indian Mascots" at http://aistm.org/cornel.why.educators.htm
--> Musical works at http://www.main.nc.us/wncceib/Pewewardybiomusic.htm
....... MORE SUNDAY EVENTS FOLLOW ...........
We make it worth your while to get up early on Sunday morning. =-)
Programs are presented in four broad areas relevant to Humanism:
- Human Well Being
- Humanities, Culture, and Morality
Sun @ HGP program details -- for this week's speaker follow this link and read the "Next Speaker" announcement on the HGP website home page, left side; for future speakers and activities, click on the "Calendar" button, upper left:
Sunday Morning Schedule:
8:45 Early Bird discussion, choose topic by consensus (Garden Room)
9:45 Children join parents in East Room for simulcast
9:45 Coffee, juice and cookies (Arts and Crafts Room)
10:00 Main program, weekly speakers on topics of interest to Humanists (Keeston Room)
10:05 Humanist discussion, each week a different theme (Garden Room)
11:30 AfterThoughts: engage the speaker over light snacks (Arts and Crafts Room)
11:45 Classes, discussions, musicians, committees meet until 1:00 PM
12:15 Lunch at nearby eatery, all are welcome!
Be sure to peruse our humanist library while you're here -- books available to lend upon HGP membership.
Find more information about the Humanists of Greater Portland by clicking on the sponsor link at the left side of the webpage, then check out the full calendar of activities on HGP's main website.
All Meetup fees are paid by our sponsor through your memberships; donations toward the work of HGP are gratefully accepted.
Join us -- and bring a friend!