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Rethinking the ‘Sexy Indian’ Costume
Oct 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Carolina Women’s Center, UNC American Indian Center and Alpha Pi Omega present “Rethinking the ‘Sexy Indian’ Costume” to give students, faculty and staff the opportunity to converse on stereotypes, identity and violence against Native Women.
In light of Relationship Violence Awareness Month and upcoming Halloween festivities, we must recognize how Native American and Indigenous women are disproportionately affected by violence within and outside of their communities. The “Sexy Indian” Costume hyper-sexualizes Native American and Indigenous women, thus normalizing the objectification of these women and increasing rates of violence.
Throughout this conversation, we will discuss Disney’s inaccurate portrayal of Pocahontas and her truth, the harmful nature of the “Sexy Indian” costume and its consequences, and how to avoid cultural appropriation and become an active bystander this Halloween.
Where: The Graduate Student Center – 211 W. Cameron Avenue
When: Monday, October 29th from 5-6:30pm
Questions can be directed to Teryn Brewington at the UNC American Indian Center – email@example.com