BUILD: Native Appropriations – Ethical Implications for Social Justice and Identity Development

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm
2520D University Capitol Centre
200 South Capitol Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
This event is BUILD approved.

Many colleges continue to use American Indian images as their mascots despite pleas to end this practice. The fascination with Native cultures has become a growing market globally. Attempts to change these practices have not always been successful because of the profound support these images create. This presentation will engage the audience and create meaningful dialogue about the impact and pervasiveness that Native appropriations have in our society; and to urge action to effect social change.

The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity (BUILD) certificate is an initiative of the Chief Diversity Office that gives UI faculty and staff the opportunity to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive campus environment. The certificate is earned by completing one core course and five electives. To learn more about the BUILD initiative and how to enroll visit:

Sign-up is available for employees through Employee Self-Service/My Training. To locate certificate courses search for “BUILD” and a list of eligible courses will appear.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Chief Diversity Office in advance at 353-2388 or by email at