Hidden Truths: 'How Law is Used as a Weapon To Oppress and Subjugate The Indigenous Peoples of New England'
Roger Williams University continues its year-long series, “Hidden Truths: Stories of Race and Place,” with a new schedule of events throughout the year. The series features faculty and alumni presenting untold stories about our local and global histories that complicate received notions and optics, with an emphasis on Indigenous questions, the slave trade, immigration, and the way these issues continue to impact our contemporary realities and disparities today.
Join us on Thursday, Oct. 11, for “An Uncomfortable Truth: How Law is Used as a Weapon To Oppress and Subjugate The Indigenous Peoples of New England,” a lecture presented by James Diamond, Visiting Professor of Law at RWU School of Law. Professor Diamond will discuss how law has been the primary tool to eliminate, erase, oppress and subjugate the Indigenous Peoples of New England, from the period of first contact in the early 17th century to modern times. Warfare became unnecessary as use of the law, instead, was far more efficient and palatable.
An Uncomfortable Truth: How Law is Used as a Weapon To Oppress and Subjugate The Indigenous Peoples of New England
Monday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
The year-long series aims to engage the campus community in a deeper understanding and informed dialogue around racial justice and equity issues within local and global histories. The series is organized by the Education, Scholarship and Service committee, a group of faculty and staff working through RWU’s Equity Action Plan to develop inclusive educational initiatives around social and racial justice issues. It is sponsored by the Office of the President and the Provost’s Office.
All lectures will take place virtually and will be available for later viewing on RWU’s YouTube channel, making the presentations modular and accessible to work into courses. All members of the campus community and the general public are welcome to attend these virtual conversations.
To view the full schedule of lectures, please visit: Hidden Truths Series at RWU.