Megan Red Shirt-Shaw (Oglala Lakota)
You are paving the path, so dream big.
Megan Red Shirt-Shaw (Oglala Lakota), #GCSHE Truth and Reconciliation in Higher Education panelist, is an activist, writer, and college admissions professional. She is the founder of Natives In America, an online literary publication for Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian youth. The website was featured on MTV News for its goal of bringing Native youth voices to the forefront of the conversation in America. Passionate about Indigenous rights issues, college admissions, and greater Native presence in media and higher education, Megan has been published on Huffington Post, ThinkProgress, Racialicious, Model View Culture, and Last Real Indians. She has worked in undergraduate admissions and college counseling at the University of Pennsylvania, Questbridge, Santa Clara University, and Albuquerque Academy.
Megan earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in English and her Masters from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Higher Education where she was co-chair of FIERCE — Future Indigenous Educators Resisting Colonial Education. Currently, Megan is pursuing a Ph.D in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development with a focus on Higher Education at the University of Minnesota.
The panel of experts will discuss how, to effectively support a just transition, higher education will need to acknowledge and atone for the historical and ongoing ways in which it perpetuates racial injustice.
Megan Red Shirt-Shaw speaks at the HGSE Convocation about the Dakota Access Pipeline and how she felt called to take action and how classroom theories must be rooted in reality.
- Colette Pichon BattleTuesday, Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m. ETExecutive Director, Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy
- Tia Brown McNairTuesday, Oct. 20, 1:30 p.m. ETVice President of Diversity, Equity and Student Success, Association of American Colleges and Universities
- Davarian L. BaldwinTuesday, Oct. 20, 1:30 p.m. ETPaul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies, Trinity College
- Sean SweeneyTuesday, Oct. 20, 7:00 p.m. ETDirector, International Program for Labor, Climate and Environment, City University of New York
- Tasneem EssopWednesday, Oct. 21, 9:00 a.m. ETExecutive Director, Climate Action Network – International (CAN)
- Ibram X. KendiWednesday, Oct. 21, 1:30 p.m. ETAndrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University
- Mateo NubeWednesday, Oct. 21, 7:00 p.m. ETCo-Director, Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project
- Robin Wall KimmererThursday, Oct. 22, 9:00 a.m. ETDistinguished Teaching Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment
- Sara Goldrick-RabThursday, Oct. 22, 12:30 p.m. ETProfessor of Sociology & Medicine at Temple University and Founding Director of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice Chief Strategy Officer for Emergency Aid at Edquity
- Wanjiku “Wawa” GatheruThursday, Oct. 22, 4:00 p.m. ETEnvironmental justice advocate and Rhodes Scholar at The University of Oxford
- Joshua DedmondThursday, Oct. 22, 4:00 p.m. ETYouth Organizer for the Labor Network for Sustainability
- Suparna KudesiaThursday, Oct. 22, 4:00 p.m. ETChoreographer of Collective Change and Director CoFED