SFSU Public Affairs Press ReleasePublished by the Public Affairs Office at San Francisco State University, Diag Center.
WHAT: Participants in the American Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island --- which began 30 years ago on Saturday, Nov. 20 --- as well as dozens of scholars, students and American Indian community leaders gather at San Francisco State University for a conference on the significance of the takeover and American Indian activism today.
WHEN AND WHERE: Friday, November 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Seven Hills Conference Center on the San Francisco State University campus, 1600 Holloway Ave.
WHO WILL BE THERE: Keynote speaker LaNada Boyer and Mickey Gemmil, who were both Bay Area college student leaders in the occupation; noted historian Troy Johnson of CSU Long Beach, who has written several books on the Alcatraz Island occupation; Millie Ketchesawno, founder of "Un-Thanksgiving Day;" and Angela Gonzales, conference organizer and assistant professor of American Indian Studies at S.F. State.
DETAILS: The conference, "Red Power: Thirty Years of American Indian Activism in the San Francisco Bay Area," is expected to draw dozens of American Indians who will examine the legacy of the 19-month takeover of Alcatraz Island and what it has meant for the American Indian community today.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Angela Gonzales of the American Indian Studies Department at S.F. State at (415) 338-2013 or (510) 525-3317. For additional assistance, call Ted DeAdwyler of the S.F. State Public Affairs Office at (415) 338-7110.
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