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Columbus Day Controversy Panel Discussion and Press Conference

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 12:00pm until 1:30pm

Discussing the growing controversy over Columbus Day celebrations and Columbus statues, USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center will host a virtual press conference and panel discussion on Zoom from noon-1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12. The panel will be moderated by USC Lancaster Anthropology Instructor Christopher Judge, who will introduce the panel and make introductory remarks. Statements will first be given by Chief Michelle Mitchum of the Pine Hill Indian Community Development Initiative, followed by Chief Harold Hatcher of the Waccamaw Indian People, USCL Instructor of African American Studies and History Adam Biggs, and USC Lancaster Assistant Professor of History and Co-Director of Native American Studies Dr. Brooke Bauer, a citizen of Catawba Nation. Bauer will summarize the discussion before a Q&A session is opened up to Zoom participants. Pre-registration for this Zoom event is required. Registrants will receive the Meeting ID and Passcode 24 hours before the event. To register, send an email to For more details about this event, please visit the website here.

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