Peace and Genocide Club Presents lecture on Settler Colonialism in Appalachia

Settler Colonialism in Appalachia hosted by Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

5 p.m.

Virtual Event Via Zoom Registration Form


Appalachian State University’s Peace and Genocide Education Club (PGEC) is presenting an online lecture hosted by Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, the professor emerita in native american studies of California State University East Bay. The lecture is about effects that colonialism had on early Appalachian communities.

Dunbar-Ortiz, has been a lifelong supporter of social justice, and has focused on ensuring the sovereignty and land rights of Indigenous communities for over four decades. She is the author of the acclaimed book “An Indigenous People’s History of the United States.” Additionally, Dunbar-Ortiz has also written a series of noted books including “The Great Sioux Nation,” “Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment,” “Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico” and “Not A Nation of Immigrants: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion.” Dunbar-Ortiz is known for her work in movements against the Vietnam War, Imperialism and is one of the founders of the Women's Liberation Movement.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies and the campus chapters of Alpha Epsilon Pi, Chi Omega and Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc. For more information about the event and PGEC, contact PGEC President Alan-Joshua Carrasco at


About the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies

Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies was founded in 2002 to develop new educational opportunities for students, teachers and the community. Located administratively within the College of Arts and Sciences, the center seeks to strengthen tolerance, understanding and remembrance by increasing the knowledge of Jewish culture and history, teaching the history and meaning of the Holocaust, and utilizing these experiences to explore peaceful avenues for human improvement and the prevention of further genocides. The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies is an associate institutional member of the Association of Jewish Studies, a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations and a member of the North Carolina Consortium of Jewish Studies.

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Published: Apr 12, 2021 1:16pm