Below is a list of speakers planned for the fall Diversity Speaker Series. For more information on how to join the webinar, visit our calendar.
Fall 2020 IUPUI Diversity Speaker Series Webinars
September 29, 2020—6:00 p.m.
Kat Lazo is the Internet’s favorite no-nonsense Latina who tells it how it is. The half
Columbian-half Peruvian New Yorker has made a name for herself for educating folks on all things Latinidad. As a video producer for the Latino digital platform Mitú, she’s most known for her series The Kat Call, where she debunks taboos and misconceptions about the Latino community. The series has garnered more than 15 million views.
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu (Hina)
October 6, 2020—6:00 p.m.
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu (Hina), is and advocate for Native Hawaiian issues including politics, culture, language and history. Hina has been a staunch warrior for her islands and her people for 30 years. Currently, she teaches Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander men in incarceration in Hawaii and is in her 11th year of service to the community in her role as Chairperson and Kona moku representative for the Oahu Island Burial Council. Previously, Hina taught for 13 years at Halau Lokahi PCS, a Hawaiian cultural-based charter school and served as the school’s Director of Culture.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad
October 29, 2020—6:00 p.m.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad is professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. A contributor to the Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times "1619 Project" which explores and exposes the true history of slavery in America, Muhammad is featured in Ava DuVernay’s Netflix feature 13th, the PBS documentary Slavery by Another Name and is the author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern America.
November 12, 2020—6:00 p.m.
Tatanka Means is an award-winning actor, stand-up comedian and motivational speaker from Chinle, Arizona. He represents the Navajo, Oglala Lakota and Omaha Nations. He has appeared in the National Geographic Channel’s Saints & Strangers, AMC’s The Son, A Million Ways to Die in the West, The Night Shift, and Graves. The son of Russell Means, the influential member of the American Indian Movement in the 60s and 70s, Means follows in his father’s footsteps as an advocate for equality and advancement for Native Americans.