The artists will first present brief samples of their creative work. They will then engage in a conversation, moderated by HI director Pauline Strong, about the relation of their work to social issues such as land rights, labor rights, and indigenous traditions. This will be followed by a roundtable discussion and a question-and-answer session.
Angelo Baca is a Hopi/Diné documentary filmmaker and a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at New York University. Anne Lewis is Associate Professor of Practice at UT Austin's Department of Radio-Television-Film and an independent documentary-maker associated with Appalshop Films, a media arts and cultural center located in the heart of the Central Appalachian Coalfields. Martha Redbone is a multi-award-winning musician and storyteller celebrated for her roots music embodying the folk, indigenous, and mountain blues sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky.
Martha Redbone and Angelo Baca are both featured in other events at the University of Texas (please see below).
The Public Forum is sponsored by Texas Performing Arts, Native American and Indigenous Studies, and the Humanities Institute through the Barron Ulmer Kidd Centennial Lectureship and the Difficult Dialogues Program. It is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.