northern Colorado human trafficking symposium website

Visual Culture, Ethnicity, Gender & Sexuality Scholar

Presenter

Aaunterria Treil Bollinger-Deters M.A.
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Ethnic Studies
Doctoral Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Journalism and Media Communications
Committee Member, ACT Human Rights Film Festival Programming Advisory Committee, Dept. of Communication Studies
Committee Member, Non-Tenure Track Faculty Advisory Committee, College of Liberal Arts, Colorado State University
Faculty Institute for Inclusive Excellence, 2022-2023 Cohort

Abstract

“The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.” -Assata Shakur

“I want to be remembered as the person who helped us restore faith in ourselves.”-Wilma Mankiller

“My hope emerges from those places of struggle where I witness individuals positively transforming their lives and the world around them. Educating is a vocation rooted in hopefulness. As teachers we believe that learning is possible, that nothing can keep an open mind from seeking after knowledge and finding a way to know.” -bell hooks

“The land is sacred. These words are at the core of your being. The land is our mother, the rivers our blood. Take our land away and we die. That is, the Indian in us dies.”-Mary Brave Bird

With respect for the history of this land and its continued significance, we must always actively acknowledge and understand, that Colorado State University exists on the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute Nations and peoples. Our academic achievements here are made possible because of the many sacrifices made to obtain this land, from which we profit intellectually.