Indigenous Peoples' Day Event

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Event Dates
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
United States

To recognize and honor Indigenous Peoples' Day, a variety of musicians, scholars, and writers will perform and speak. The event features:

  • David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Joy Persall, former executive director of native-led nonprofit organization Dream of Wild Health
  • Mwalim "DaPhunkee Professor," keyboardist and songwriter of the six-time Grammy-nominated band the GroovaLottos


11:00 a.m.
Land acknowledgement by David Bogen, Interim President and Provost

11:30 a.m.
Mwalim “DaPhunkee Professor” interview

12:00 p.m.
Student musicians (TBD)

12:30 p.m.
Refreshment break

12:45 p.m.
Joy Persall (speech and Q&A)

1:30 p.m.
David Grann (movie trailer screening, speech, Zoom with Osage Chief, and Q&A)

2:30 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Berklee Liberal Arts and Sciences Department, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Professional Education Department, and the Office of the President.