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  • Yakima Valley Museum 2105 West Tieton Drive Yakima, WA, 98902 United States (map)

TEDxYakimaSalon Season 3 Event 2

How are the circumstances and events of history and the grief surrounding them engaged in daily life? Mark Auslander provides an ethnographer's view of historical re-enactments and describes the implications for better understanding the past in contemporary society.

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 Mark Auslander, a sociocultural anthropologist and museum director, has done research in southern Africa and in African American communities in the U.S. South. He writes extensively on ritual performance, race and power, historical memory, and African and African American art.  He seeks to understand why individuals seek to reenact painful and traumatic historical events, as they search for justice and to build moral communities.

Earlier Event: June 9
Restoration
Later Event: August 11
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