07:30 AM

Spring Arts & Lectures Highlights Indigenous Activist

The fifth spring Arts & Lectures event will feature Landa Lakes (J Miko Thomas), passionate activist for Indigenous women. 

Lakes, a Chickasaw writer, musician, activist and artist, will perform a traditional Chickasaw story and dance that explores the current issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Through the art of drag, traditional stories and memories of her upbringing, Lakes will show what it means to be a Chickasaw and Two-Spirit, a term for Native American people who identify as having masculine and feminine spirits. Through original music, lip sync and drag performance, Lakes brings to light the importance of the intimate and vulnerable Two-Spirit stories. 

The event will be followed by a Q&A session about Two-Spirit performance and the future of Indigenous people.  

The event is co-sponsored by Dance Studies. 

The event is at 7:30 p.m. on March 7 in Arts 111. Reserve tickets online via the Arts & Lectures website. 

CSUSM’s Arts & Lectures series offers a diverse lineup of artistic, cultural and scholarly events every semester based on input and proposals from students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Attendees can reserve tickets online via the Arts & Lectures website


What: Arts & Lectures event “Landa Lakes”

Who: Landa Lakes, activist for Indigenous women

When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 7

Where: Arts 111

Cost: Free for CSUSM students, faculty, staff and alumni; $5 for community members

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/landa-lakes-two-spirit-storytelling-tickets-795738634677?aff=oddtdtcreator

InformationArts and Lectures website

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