ZOLTÁN GROSSMAN

Faculty member in Geography and Native American Studies, The Evergreen State College

Lab 1, Room 3012, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy. NW,

Olympia, WA 98505 USA

grossmaz@evergreen.edu

Tel. (360) 867-6153

 
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SELECTED PRESENTATIONS / WORKSHOPS / COURSES
 
  2014

Native Resistance to the Fossil Fuel Industry in the Pacific Northwest, to Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Tampa, and Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) in Austin. Testimony & maps on Grays Harbor oil terminals.

Shipping: The Achilles Heel of the Fossil Fuel Monster,
to Olympia Confronting the Climate Crisis, and classes at The Evergreen State College.
Interview: Black Sheep podcast (7/29/13) Map of fossil fuel ports
 
 
Crisis in Ukraine, at The Evergreen State College.
Interviews: Talk Nation Radio & KPFA Flashpoints (3/13/14),
KPFK Sojourner Truth (3/18/14, 13:30)
 
 
2013
Asserting Native Resilience: Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Face the Climate Crisis
at Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Los Angeles (2013) and
TEDx Evergreen talk (video) on Asserting Native Resilience book (2012)
 
 
The Resilience Doctrine at Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Los Angeles (2013)
The Global War on Tribes, at Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Los Angeles (2013),
and Middle East Film Festival, The Evergreen State College (2010)
2012 
Climate Change and Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations
PowerPoint at Association of American Geographers (AAG) in San Francisco (2007),
Tribal Water Rights Conference (Squaxin Island WA 2007),
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians climate change conference (Seattle 2008),
Native Peoples/Native Homelands II (Shakopee MN 2009),
Coast Salish Climate Change Summit (Tulalip WA 2010),
Associated Tribes of Northwest Indians traditional knowledge workshop (Seattle 2011),
Coast Salish Gathering (Cowichan BC 2012).
New U.S. Military Bases: Side Effects or Causes of War?
on new base clusters from Iraq, Somali, Yugoslav and Afghan wars.
Geography Graduate Student Symposium, U.W.-Madison
Video of Seattle FoR presentation (2012) Pacifica radio interview (2003)
Interview (RealAudio) on "Between the Lines" (9/28/07)
Interview (Podcast) on WUSB (8/13/07)
Interview (Real Audio) on KPOJ (9/25/07)
Interview on Iran Radio (8/13/07)
Interview (RealAudio) on Pacifica Radio (6/10/03)
Veterans for Peace Hour on Thurston County TV (2009)
Newspaper quotes (2006) Translation in Portuguese
Blood and Borders: Tradition and Transformation in Central Europe:
Evergreen class lectures on Mapping Empires, Cold War/post-1989 Geopolitics
Soviet Bloc Environment & Economy, GDR Dissent, National Question,
Yugoslav Wars, Fascist Movements
2011
Militarized and Globalized Landscapes in Panama since the U.S. Withdrawal.
PowerPoint at Association of American Geographers (AAG) annual meeting in Seattle.
Angel Island: Layers of Empire in San Francisco Bay
to A People's Geography of American Empire program, The Evergreen State College.
2010
 
"Who's the Illegal Alien, Pilgrim?":
Intersections between Indigenous and Immigrant Geographies
PowerPoint at Association of American Geographers (AAG)
annual meeting in Washington DC, and the Native American and
Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference in Tucson.
Presentation text
Report on Tucson protests
 
 
Afghanistan: the Roach Motel of Empires, PowerPoint at
The Evergreen State College teach-in. Interview on This is Hell (WNUR, 12/5/09)
 
Colonial/Corporate and Community-based Solutions to the Climate Crisis,
PowerPoint at Traditions and People's Assembly (Olympia),
EcoNvergence conference (Portland).
 
Reindigenizing Place Names and changing Squaw Point on the Evergreen
campus (with Laura Grabhorn) at Day of Presence workshops
 
 
2009
 
Pomegranates and Grenades (poem and video)
Bison Restoration, Wild Rice, Native American Food Movement
PowerPoints to Evergreen spring quarter class on Food, Place and Culture.
 
Conceptualizing Native Place
Fall & Winter course at The Evergreen State College
Nisqually watershed podcasts student project
 
From Nisqually to Iraq: Placemaking and Reclaiming Space at Fort Lewis,
PowerPoint at Association of American Geographers (AAG)
annual meeting in Las Vegas.
 
2008
 
Mining issues panel at Indigenous Environmental Network's
Protecting Mother Earth Conference, Western Shoshone Nation, Nevada,
with Bob Shimek, Debi McNutt, Carrie Dann, and others.
 
The United League of Indigenous Nations and Cross-border Cooperation
PowerPoint at Association of American Geographers (AAG)
annual meeting in Boston.
 
Washington Treaty History for Our Place in History teacher
development Quinault, Wash.
 
Anti-War Resistance Around Fort Lewis
presentation at AAG in Boston.
 
Native Decolonization in the Pacific Rim II
Winter quarter course at The Evergreen State College, Olympia
(including powerpoint lecture links).
 
2007
 
Native Decolonization in the Pacific Rim I
Fall quarter course at The Evergreen State College, Olympia
(including powerpoint lecture links).
 
Opening introduction for Citizens' Hearing on the Legality of
U.S. Action in Iraq: The Case of Lt. Ehren Watada
(Tacoma, January 20).
 
War with Iran? A Geopolitical Backgrounder
PowerPoint at Association of American Geographers (AAG)
annual meeting in San Francisco, and to
Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace forum
and Evergreen State College programs.
(article & map)
 
People's Geography of American Empire
Spring course at The Evergreen State College, Olympia
(including powerpoint lecture links).
 
Political Economy and Social Movements II
Winter course at The Evergreen State College, Olympia
(including powerpoint lecture links).
 
Relations between Left & Indigenous Movements
to Evergreen program on Political
Economy and Social Movements
 
2006
 
Facing West: Manifest Destiny & Overseas Imperial Expansion
Powerpoint to Evergreen State College programs
on Imperialism and Anti-Indianism.
 
The U.S. Antiwar Movement: Getting Local and
Keeping Positive, to Evergreen program on
Political Economy & Social Movements
 
A People's Geography of American Empire,
with Dr. Joseph Nevins (Vassar College).
PowerPoint and script on joint book project at
Association of American Geographers
(AAG) annual conference, Chicago.
 
Native American Environmental Justice
Powerpoint to Evergreen State College program
on Indigenous Peoples and Ecological Change.
 
Political Economy and Social Movements I
Fall quarter course at The Evergreen State College, Olympia
(including powerpoint lecture links).
 
Anti-Indian Movements: Origins, Images, and Responses
Spring quarter course at The Evergreen State College, Olympia
(including powerpoint lecture links).
 
"What To Do When Hate Groups Come to Town,"
Unity in the Community panel at 1st Christian Church, Olympia.
 
American Frontiers: Critical Histories II
Winter quarter course at The Evergreen State College, Olympia
(includes powerpoint lecture links); Winter syllabus
 
 
2005
 
American Frontiers: Critical Histories I
Fall quarter course at The Evergreen State College, Olympia
(includes powerpoint lecture links)
Unlikely Alliances: Treaty Conflicts and Environmental
Cooperation Between Native American and Rural
White Communities, PowerPoint at Native Science
conference at Pitzer College, Claremont CA (2013), Association
of American Geographers (AAG) annual conference,
Chicago (2006); and Keynote at U.W.-Stevens Point
Earth Day, and talk at U.-W-Eau Claire Faculty Forum (2005).
Rich Tribes, Rich Jews: Comparing the
New Anti-Indianism to Historic Anti-Semitism
PowerPoint at Association of American Geographers
(AAG) annual conference, Denver, and Act 31 Conference
at U.W.-LaCrosse.
 
"Diversity in the Classroom: "Multicultural
Pedagogy Panel Discussion" at U.W.-Eau Claire.
 
2004
 
Revitalizing Native Traditions: Back to the Future
PowerPoint at Association of American Geographers
(AAG) annual conference, Philadelphia, and in
2005 Native American Awareness Week, U.W.-Eau Claire.
 
History of U.S. Military Interventions since 1890
PowerPoint at Association of American Geographers
(AAG) annual conference, Philadelphia.
 
Defending a Common Home: Native/non-Native
Alliances Against Mining Companies in Wisconsin,
With Dr. Al Gedicks at "Challenges and Paths to Justice"
annual conference of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace
and Conflict Studies, Marquette University (Milwaukee).
 
Native Countermapping, powerpoint at U.W.-River Falls
cartography class.
 
2003
 
Somali Immigrants in Small Minnesota & Wisconsin Communities
Faculty/Student Research Collaboration with Jessica Schaid.
PowerPoint at Wisconsin Geographical Society (WGS)
annual conference, Eau Claire, and at Association of American
Geographers (AAG) 2004 conference, Philadelphia.
 
Removal Reversed: Native/non-Native joint management of reclaimed lands,
on Kickapoo Valley, Sauk Prairie, and Crandon mine sites
in Wisconsin. PowerPoint at Association of American Geographers
(AAG) annual conference, New Orleans; and the Wisconsin
Geographical Society (WGS) annual conference, Eau Claire
 
The Wars in Iraq and the Geographies of September 11
powerpoints for UWEC Human Geography 111 course.
Interview on Iraq on Pacifica Radio's Peace Watch, June 10, 2003.
 
Geography Bee and Kent State Memorial Rededication
 
2002-05
 
Courses in University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Department of Geography
(including powerpoint lecture links):
Native Geographies
Human Geography & Globalization
Geography of Russia & Eastern Europe
International Environmental Problems & Policy
 
2002
 
Effects of White Racial Advantages in Environmental Alliances,
on Wisconsin Ho-Chunk/farmer alliances against low-level jet flights,
bombing range, and Perrier, at Association of American Geographers (AAG)
annual conference, Los Angeles.
 
2001-2002
 
Afghanistan war (U.W.-Madison, Aurora University, WilMar Center).
 
2001
 
"Place membership" in ethnic conflict management: the case of Native Americans
and white ranchers/farmers, on rural environmental alliances in Oregon, Montana,
and South Dakota, at Association of American Geographers (AAG)
annual conference, New York.
 
Native environmental justice and the Crandon mine (PowerPoint).
Lecture with Kenneth Fish (Menominee). Summer Institute on Environmental Justice
(U.W.-Madison) and Western Mining Activists Network conference (Albuquerque).
 
Workshop organizer,"Who Owns America? III" conference, Land Tenure Center,
U.W.-Madison, with Antone Minthorn (Umatilla), Charmaine White Face (Lakota),
and Chuck Sleeter (Wisconsin).
 
 
2000
 
Geographies of Inclusion: Interethnic Alliances for Environmental
Protection, on Wisconsin spearfishing and mining disputes,
at Association of American Geographers (AAG) annual conference,
Pittsburgh. Winner of 2000 AAG American Indian Speciality Group
student paper competition. Also at WestLakes AAG, (Northern Illinois
University, DeKalb), and Midwest Sociological Society conference (Chicago).
 
Treaty rights and anti-Indian groups, with Andrew Gokee and Debra McNutt,
Western States Center training (Portland, Oregon).
 
Geography as a discipline, at high school teachers' in-service training, Madison.
 
Multiracial coalition building, at Camp Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells.
 
Chechnya conflict in Russia, at WilMar Center (Madison).
 
 
1999
 
Fall: Lecturer for Map Reading and Interpretation, U.W. Madison.
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
 
Spring: Teaching Assistant in "Global Patterns and Processes: An
Introduction to Human Geography."
 
Yugoslav conflict, at Edgewood College, WilMar Center,
Friends House, Pres House (Madison).
 
Treaty Rights and Sovereignty, Department of Public Instruction
teachers' in-service, and Wisconsin Sociological Society conference,
Pyle Center (Madison).
 
Geographic/historical field trip in southwestern Wisconsin,
U.W.-Madison Honors Program.
 
 
1998-2001
 
Wisconsin historical atlas presentations at Folklife Festival (Madison),
Wisconsin Council on Social Studies (Middleton), Map Society of Wisconsin
(Milwaukee) Teachers' Training (Milwaukee), Brown County Museum
(Green Bay), Milwaukee County Museum (Milwaukee), Wisconsin
Public Television.
 
Native environmental issues, in U.W.-Madison classes in History.
Environmental Studies, Geography, Anthropology, Rural Sociology, and Sociology.
 
1998
 
The Anti-Indian movement and interracial bridge-building,
at Center for Democratic Renewal conference (Atlanta) panel with
Rep. John Conyers; Center for New Community conference (Chicago).
 
Grassroots Organizing in the New Corporate Era at St. Benedict's Center (Middleton).
 
1996
 
Organizing skills, at College of the Menominee Nation (Keshena, Wis.).
 
1994
 
White supremacist group histories, United Church of Christ, Janesville.
 
1993-2001
 
Mining and Native Americans, at Lac du Flambeau Res.,
Mole Lake Res., Lac Courte Oreilles Res., University of Wisconsin-
Madison classes, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point panel,
Madison Area Technical College panels, various Madison-area public schools.
 
1993-1994
 
Relations between Native and white environmentalists,
Lac du Flambeau and Mole Lake Reservations.
 
1992
 
Mapping/art, at National Artists' Coalition conference (Austin, Texas)
panel with Guillermo Gómez-Peña.
 
Somalia conflict, at Pres House (Madison).
 
1989-92
 
Chippewa spearfishing conflict and Witness training, in Madison,
Lac du Flambeau, Boaz, Oshkosh, Watertown, Eau Claire,
Minneapolis, Evanston, etc.
 
1989-95
 
Maps and cartography, at various Madison-area public schools.
 
1985
 
Philippines slideshow, Chicago, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor,
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
 
1983
 
European anti-nuclear movement, various workshops in U.K. ,West Germany.
 
1981-83
 
Interventions and nuclear weapons, various presentations at
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
 
1981
 
South African nuclear program, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Marquette University (Milwaukee), Midwest Watershed conference (Chicago).
 
1980
 
International alliances, at Black Hills International Survival Gathering
(South Dakota).
 
1979
 
Black Hills mining/Native rights workshops in West Germany,
France, Belgium, Switz., Neth., U.K.