A radical leftwing organization called Native Movement is holding a racially segregated event at the publicly funded University of Alaska, Anchorage.
A notice for the Oct. 5 gathering at the UAA Native Student Services “safe space” states: “This space is open to indigenous identities only please.” In small print, however, the notice includes a disclaimer stating the University of Alaska “prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual.”
During the event, which runs 5-6 p.m. in Rasmuson Hall 108, students will take part in a “storytelling event and conversation about the impact censorship has on our intersecting identities and communities.”
According to the UAA website, Native Student Services provides a “safe, affirming space on campus for Alaska Native, Native American, and Indigenous students.”
The university program claims to be a space where certain ethnicities can “interact with people who share similar experiences as Indigenous peoples.”
The exclusion of non-indigenous people from the upcoming event is reflective of a wider belief popularized by those who ascribe to Critical Race Theory. A leading organization in this movement is the national BIPOC Project, which claims that America is “firmly entrenched in maintaining white supremacy, patriarchy and capitalism” and that those who are black, indigenous or people color need “their own spaces without white people present, for our own safety and healing.”
Later next month, Native Movement is partnering with Ketchikan Pride Alliance on Oct. 14 for a “Decolonizing Gender Training.” The aim is to uplift “Indigenous worldviews of genders so we can heal from western colonial impositions of binary gender constricts,” while “unpacking the patriarchy, Indigenous feminisms, and Indigenous gender constructs” so that participants “walk away with a more fluid and expansive understanding of genders.”