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Elisa Harkins: Adoption, Electronic Music, and Enrollment

May 27, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017
11am – 12pm
Adoption, Electronic Music, and Enrollment.
Elisa Harkins
a skype/virtual lecture presented by Decolonize LA

Artist and Composer Elisa Harkins will be showing her work, which examines the politics of the 1990 Indian Arts and Crafts Act, enrollment and adoption, as well as sharing some of her music with us.

Visual Work


A wheelchair accessible entrance (via portable ramp) and a wheelchair accessible bathroom will be provided.

Public transit via the Chinatown Gold Line Station. Street parking available.

at land’s edge is an autonomous pedagogical platform based in East and South Los Angeles that nurtures the voices of cultural producers who are committed to social transformation. We understand pedagogy as not only a method of education, but as a critical space where the processes of teaching and learning, knowledge and action, and self and community are reflexive, interwoven, and oriented toward the liberatory possibilities of a just and democratic world.

DecolonizeLA is an autonomous group made up of Los Angeles-based artists, educators, Indigenous Peoples and activists, and members of HRLA’s Programming Committees. This group recognizes the word decolonize as a process and action word that must center Native/Indigenous people’s autonomy, and the liberation of all oppressed peoples as its goal. Steps toward decolonization include acknowledging the effects of colonial oppressive structures, and demanding an end to the legacy of environmental, physical, psychological, cultural and artistic violence, and opposing the perpetual structure of inequity forced upon us by colonialism and white male hetero-normative supremacy. This group recognizes that many communities are working towards decolonization. We embrace and celebrate this opportunity to honor their work and transform our city.

May 27, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm