Guest speaker to give lecture on expressing culture through art

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor

Debra Yepa-Pappan is a visual artist and Native Community Engagement Coordinator at the Field Museum. Yepa-Pappan will be a guest speaker from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the Regency Room, located in the Holmes Student Center.

She will be speaking to attendees about the decolonization of the Field Museum by bringing their identities through their artwork. 

Yepa-Pappan’s artwork centers on her mixed-race Korean and Jemez Pueblo identity and the influence of both cultures on her and the urban environment she grew up in. Her artwork and efforts at the museum aim to remove inaccurate representations of native people and give those people a chance to speak for themselves.

Admission to the lecture is free.

This event is co-sponsored by the Latino Resource Center, Asian American Research Center, Pick Museum of Anthropology, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center and the English Department.