Cultural Appropriation and Why Words Matter

October 5, 2023 11:00 am

Wake Forest University, Department of Mathematics

Heather Bruegl
Thursday, October 5 at 11:00 AM

via Zoom with a group viewing in Manchester 016

Cultural Appropriation
and Why Words Matter

Words and phrases have meaning.
Have you ever thought about how what you say has power?
Has someone around you ever said something that makes you cringe?
This workshop provides history and guidance to navigate which phrases to steer clear of and how to recognize cultural appropriation.
Learn the history behind phrases you may say every day and how you can combat cultural appropriation.

Heather Bruegl is a public historian, activist, and decolonial education consultant who works with institutions and organizations for Indigenous sovereignty and collective liberation.

In the Munsee language, Heather’s name is Kiishookunkwe, meaning sunflower in full bloom. Heather is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and a first-line descendent Stockbridge Munsee. She is a graduate of Madonna University in Michigan and holds a Master of Arts in U.S. History. Heather is the former Director of Education at Forge Project and travels frequently to present on Native American history, including policy and activism. Heather respectfully acknowledges that she works and resides on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral lands of the Three Fires Council—the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi—along with the Peoria, Miami, and Wyandot. Through forced removal, these nations are now located throughout the United States including parts of Michigan, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Kansas, and part of Canada.


AMC10/12B Contest

November 14, 2023 4:45 pm

The Department of Mathematics at Wake Forest University is hosting AMC10B and AMC12B on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023, between 4:45 – 6:30 pm.  We invite high school students in the piedmont area of NC to participate in these contests.   Due to the limited openings available, please contact the contest manager Dr. Jiang (jiangm (at) ) at your earliest convenience. The contest is free for students.

For more information on contests, visit MAA’s contest site: