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Native Americans occupy Alcatraz
Native Americans play basketball during their occupation of Alcatraz Island on Nov. 26, 1969. Their 19-month occupation of the island would set the basis for decades of Native American land rights activism. (Photo/Associated Press)

50 years ago, Native Americans raised awareness by reclaiming Alcatraz

USC Dornsife historians examine the Nov. 20 occupation of Alcatraz Island, which kicked off nearly two years of protest that would shape Native American land rights activism.

Cultural appropriation and appreciation: Panel
Viet Thanh Nguyen, right, speaks on a panel that includes Rebecca Hall, Melissa Chan, Josh Kun and Aditi Mayer, from left, on the topic of "Cultural Appreciation or Appropriation?" at the USC Pacific Asia Museum. (USC Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

What is the line between cultural appropriation and appreciation?

A panel of experts, including MacArthur “Genius Grant” awardees Viet Thanh Nguyen and Josh Kun, explains the history of cultural appropriation and growing awareness in the digital era.