Join us at the Vermont State House for a special Black History Month presentation featuring National Book Award Finalist Kekla Magoon, author of Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People.
Kekla will be joined at the State House by Special Guest Shelly C. Lowe (Navajo), Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Ms. Lowe and Ms. Magoon will speak together about the role of the humanities and women’s scholarship in advancing social justice, women’s rights, and racial equity.
Seating is limited, please reserve your spot today!
About the Presenters
Kekla Magoon is the author of many novels and nonfiction books for young readers. She has received the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the John Steptoe New Talent Award, three Coretta Scott King Honors, the Walter Award Honor, an NAACP Image Award, and has been a finalist for the National Book Award. She serves on the faculty of VCFA.
Shelly C. Lowe (Navajo) is Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lowe is a citizen of the Navajo Nation and grew up on the Navajo Reservation in Ganado, Arizona. From 2015 to 2022 she served as a member of the National Council on the Humanities, the 26-member advisory body to NEH, an appointment she received from President Obama. Lowe’s career in higher education has included roles as Executive Director of the Harvard University Native American Program, Assistant Dean in the Yale College Dean’s Office, and Director of the Native American Cultural Center at Yale University. Prior to these positions, she spent six years as the Graduate Education Program Facilitator for the American Indian Studies Programs at the University of Arizona.
Lowe has served in a variety of leadership roles nationally, most recently as a member of the University of Arizona Alumni Association Governing Board and of the Challenge Leadership Group for the MIT Solve Indigenous Communities Fellowship. She has served on the board of the National Indian Education Association and as a trustee on the board for the National Museum of the American Indian.
Lowe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a Master of Arts in American Indian Studies, and has completed doctoral coursework in Higher Education from the University of Arizona.
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