Just a day after Columbus Day, when Americans found themselves embroiled in a debate about which historical figures to memorialize, guest lecturer Dr. Hakim Williams of Gettysburg College spoke to about 40 students, staff and faculty members to share some food for thought about the indigenous suffering upon which American hegemony is built.
On Tuesday evening in the Academic Building on the College Avenue campus, the Rutgers Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE) invited Williams to present a talk entitled “International Solidarity: A Journey of Self, Nation and Earth.”
“Since the personal and the political often have a sort of dialectical relationship ... I will enter this talk there and meander it to my conclusion,” Williams said as he began his presentation.
His speech was a self-proclaimed admixture of autobiography, translational identity formation, immigration, American liberation and internationalism.