Writ & Vision is proud to announce an exciting panel discussion with W Paul Reeve, author of 'Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness.' On the eve of the opening of the Mormon History Association's annual conference in Downtown Provo, join us for a lively conversation about race and Mormon identity. This "Off-MHA" panel will include:
- Elise Boxer : professor of Native American Studies at the University of South Dakota, she is Dakota from the Sisseton and Wahpeton bands and an enrolled citizen of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, with a PhD in History from Arizona State University.
- Amanda Hendrix-Komoto (newly minted PhD in History from the University of Michigan, she studies 19th century American Religion and Colonialism, and just accepted an assistant professorship at Montana State University for fall 2015)
- Moroni Benally (a PhD candidate in political science at Evergreen University in Seattle, Washington, he recently put off dissertating to run for president of the Navajo Nation)
Because of the timing and the proximity to MHA, this event will likely be standing room only, so come early. As always, it is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.