Civic Engagement

One of my deepest convictions is to use the tools of historical interpretation, place-based storytelling, and relational organizing to build multiracial coalitions to make the West a place where everyone belongs while supporting Native sovereignty. Learn about and become involved in ongoing initiatives in community engagement, public history, and civic dialogues here.

Civic Dialogue Series: Building Multiracial Democracy in the American West

Photo credit: Sarah Marino. Poster design: Elliot Gerber

About this Series

This two-part Zoom webinar series, organized and moderated by Daniel Grant (Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University) and Cori Tucker-Price (Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at Dartmouth College), will address the paradox of the American West as a historically- and increasingly-diverse multiracial meeting ground as well as a still-mythic landscape shrouded in historical erasures of such diversity by forces of settler colonialism and white supremacy. At a moment when these fractures continue legacies of violence and displacement within our shared landscapes, the goal of the series is to re-envision a healthy civic life in the West by bridging pasts and futures. 

Lessons from Western Pasts

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

2:00pm-3:30pm PT / 5:00pm-6:30pm ET

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This panel of scholars will address how the American West has served as a crucible for broader histories of multiracial democracy across the continent. Drawing from their own historical work, panelists will discuss distinct but overlapping histories of different communities that inform fractures and alliances today.

Towards Democratic Futures

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

9:30am-11:00am PT / 12:30pm-2:00pm ET

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This panel of western community practitioners, elected officials, and activists will address the challenges and opportunities of actualizing multiracial democracy in the present and future. Drawing from their own experiences building coalitions and effecting change at different scales of policy and governance, and without assuming that multiracial democracy is an intended outcome, panelists will discuss the future of community building across lines of racial difference. 

Other Public History Projects

I have led public history gatherings that bring diverse peoples together to grapple with their own histories and the contemporary legacies of colonialism in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. My public history work has been recognized by the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where I am currently an Applied History Fellow through an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant.