EventsRepresentation Matters with Debra Yepa-Pappan

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Representation Matters with Debra Yepa-Pappan

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Description

Debra Yepa-Pappan

Join us for a talk with visual artist Debra Yepa-Pappan (Jemez Pueblo/ Korean) whose digital works center on themes about her mixed-race identity. She is also the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Native American Exhibition renovation at the Field Museum. Debra discusses how through her artwork and her work at the Museum, she is committed to changing inaccurate representations of Native people and advocates for the inclusion of Native first voice and perspectives.

Debra has international acclaim in the field of contemporary Native American art. She is co-founder of the newly formed Chicago based Center for Native Futures and as the Native Community Engagement Coordinator, she welcomes Native American guests to the Field Museum and facilitates their visits to collections. As an active member of the Chicago Native American community, she also serves as a liaison between the museum and the community both locally and nationally. Debra lives in her hometown Chicago with her husband, artist Chris Pappan, and their daughter Ji Hae.

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Program:
Native American Heritage
Suitable for:
Teens
Adults
Type:
Art, Movies and Performances
Language:
English

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