Know Your History
On November 7th, 2023, the Institute for Inclusive Excellence, Office of Native American Initiatives, and History Department, partnered together and brought William Bauer to campus for a conversation about his most recent book, co-authored with Damon Akins, We Are the Land: A History of Native California(University of California Press, 2021).
Dr. Bauer is an enrolled citizen of the Round Valley Indian Tribes and a professor of history and program director for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research is focused on oral history, labor, and California Indian history.
In addition to the aforementioned, Bauer is the author of California Through Native Eyes: Reclaiming History (University of Washington Press, 2016) and We Were All Like Migrant Workers Here: Work, Community, and Memory on California’s Round Valley Reservation, 1850-1941 (University of North Carolina Press, 2009).
The Inaugural Institute for Inclusive Excellence Symposium Speaker Spring 2023
Professor Cheryl L. Harris, Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at UCLA School of Law, visited the Claremont Community to give an evening talk as the inaugural Institute for Inclusive Excellence Symposium speaker. Dr. Harris discussed how equity and inclusion efforts under United States law have historically both aided and impeded the creation of a more just society.
Dr. Harris gave a historical legal framework that takes us from Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter and leads us to our current political state mired in anti-intellectualism, book bannings, erasure of history, and denial of civil rights. Her featured talk inspired us, our students in particular, to meet the current and future challenges of equity and inclusion in our pluralistic society.