Events

ITAVN Launch Party

Join us for a night of celebration and community building to honor of our official launch! The event is on Thursday, April 6th, from 6:30pm – 9:30pm at The Greenlining Institute in Oakland. It will feature local businesses, music, food, and performances in celebration of Launching It Takes a Village Nation. Together we can be on the cutting edge of an innovative new platform designed to create meaningful connections for individuals, organizations, and businesses who share interests around social justice issues. As we get closer to the event date, we’ll update this post to include the guest speakers and vendors participating. In the meantime, please do RSVP for the event on Eventbrite.

History Spotlight

2017 November 23, 2002 - "First Native American Travels to Space" John Herrington, a registered member of the Chickasaw Nation, was the first Native American to travel into space as the mission specialist for STS-113, the 16th mission to the International Space Station. During his mission, Herrington performed three spacewalks that totaled 19 hours and 55 minutes. The length of his mission was 13 days, 18 hours and 47 minutes. Herrington was inducted to the Chickasaw Hall of Fame the same year he went into space. William Pogue, a crewman aboard Skylab 4 in 1973-1974, had Choctaw ancestry, but was not an enrolled member of the Choctaw.

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