By Sean Parrish
What is “Experience Haskell?” This unique event took shape last year as a way to showcase the amazing students and cultures represented at our University and as a chance to invite the broader Lawrence community to learn about us. Conceived by students and faculty in the Indigenous and American Indian Studies program, it soon grew to include programs and people across campus working with community allies to inspire dialogue, understanding, connections, and friendship.
This year’s event will be held in conjunction with Haskell’s homecoming activities planned for Saturday, October 14, from 10am to 4pm. Many of the activities will be centered in the main part of campus, in the “quad” area between Tommaney Library and Hiawatha Hall, but some will be located in other areas. Watch for flyers around campus and on social media postings. Activities include student panels, tours of campus, art and academic exhibits, student club booths and information, cultural demonstrations, and more. Workshops on storytelling, basketry, pow-wow etiquette, and others will also be happening as part of the larger festivities and events for the day. Students are encouraged to be actively involved, whether as participants or simply observers. It’s your chance to help promote and share your university. Those interested in more information can contact the project director, Dr. Eric Anderson, in IAIS, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!