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Jolie Varela - Indigenous Women Hike

Jolie Varela

When: Thursday, November 18, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Central

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free; public welcome!

Contact: Jill Mannor   847.467.3970

Group: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Global & Civic Engagement


Jolie Varela is a member of the Tule River Yokut and Paiute Nations. She is an activist for Indigenous representation and land sovereignty in the outdoor recreation community and is the founder of Indigenous Women Hike, a group that combines digital advocacy and on-the-ground organizing to help Indigenous women connect to their homelands through recreation. Varela’s community work includes the creation of a gear library, initiatives to restore indigenous names, and being an advocate and organizer for direct community aid.  

The Digital Humanities Speaker Series

This talk is part of the Kaplan Humanities Institute Digital Humanities Speaker Series which hosts talks by scholars, artists, and community members working on a wide array of digital humanities projects. The series is designed to show the breadth of the field with a special focus on how DH theory can be used to engage community needs. More at

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