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Appreciation vs. Appropriation: A Conversation about the UofU’s Drum and Feather

April 19, 2017

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The John R. Park Debate Society (the University of Utah Speech and Debate Team) is pleased to announce its Spring public event. This semester’s John R. Park Public Debate will focus on a topic of significance to students at the University of Utah, as well as the broader off-campus community of University of Utah supporters. The event will focus on critiques of and arguments for the University’s drum and feather logo, as well as the “Ute” nickname. In addition to a public debate aimed at putting ideas about this topic in conversation with one another, an audience discussion of the same topics will conclude the event.

What:
Appreciation vs. Appropriation: A Conversation about the UofU’s Drum and Feather
-Presented by the John R. Park Debate Society, the Department of Communication, and the College of Humanities at the University of Utah            Who:
The John R. Park Debate Society, Professor of Communication Danielle Endres, and Director of the U’s American Indian Resource Center Franci Taylor
When:
Wednesday, April 19, 7-9PM
Where:
Carolynn Tanner Irish Humanities Building, Room 109 (CTIHB 109) 215 S. Central Campus Dr., SLC, UT, 84112

In cooperation with the University of Utah’s American Indian Resource Center, the University of Utah’s John R. Park Debate Society and The Department of Communication will host another installment of the century-old John R. Park Debates. This Spring, members of the John R. Park Debate Society will offer a demonstration debate featuring arguments for and against the use of the drum and feather logo, as well as the Ute nickname, on campus. Following this debate, the audience will be invited to discuss these issues as part of an audience dialogue co-facilitated by Professor of Communication, Danielle Endres, and Director of the U’s American Indian Resource Center, Franci Taylor

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, please contact Michael Middleton m.middleton@utah.edu

Last Updated: 8/21/17