ST. GEORGE – As part of Dixie State College’s Diversity Week, the next “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” meeting will feature a screening of the documentary film “Looking Toward Home,” presented by DSC Multicultural/Diversity Center Coordinator Kristine Whitaker, this Tuesday, Oct. 25, at noon, in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the DSC campus. Admission is free for all.
“Looking Toward Home” explains how government relocation programs in the 1950’s enticed significant numbers of Native Americans to leave the reservation for life in major cities such as, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The life and times of urban Indians is shown primarily through the eyes of these individuals and subsequent generations as they maintain their tribal identity far away from the culturally nurturing climate of the reservation.
DSC’s Diversity Week runs Oct. 24-28, with a number of events and activities to educate and promote multiculturalism and diversity on the DSC campus. For more information DSC Diversity Week or about the DSC Multicultural/Diversity Center, please contact the center at 435-652-7753.
The Dixie Forum will continue each Tuesday through the rest of the fall semester. Upcoming guest speakers include: DSC history professor Dr. Joel Lewis, with “The Dangers of Silence and Historic Violence” on Nov. 1; filmmaker John Barbour, who will discuss the making of his film “The Garrison Tapes;” on Nov. 8; (no forum on Nov. 22 as it is DSC’s career day); DSC Communication Professor Dr. Dennis Wignall with “Pictographs and Petroglyphs of Southwestern Utah” on Nov. 22; and Outdoor recreation specialist and author Todd Goss on Nov. 29.
For further information on DSC’s Dixie Forum series, please contact DSC Forum advisor Professor Marius van der Merwe at 435-652-7924 or by email at [email protected].