Local Author David Vine

Let them returnLocal author David Vine, assistant professor of anthropology at American University, will be speaking at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9. Vine is the author of Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia.  The program will be in the west lobby on the second floor.

He will be speaking about the Chagos people and their ongoing struggle to return to their native homeland Diego Garcia Island. The struggle of the Chagos people has its similarities with the Native American experience.

The documentary Stealing a Nation will be shown. A discussion will follow afterward with Vine and members of the Chaggossians' U.S. legal team. This program is in honor of Native American Heritage Month.

For more about David Vine and his book, please visit his website.