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Honoring Indigenous Women - FREE Special Screening Double Feature


Sat 3/23: 1:00p reception, 2:00p films

Join us in celebrating Women’s History Month with a FREE program dedicated to recognizing the remarkable contributions of Indigenous women in advancing civil rights causes. Presented as part of the Native Spotlight Series sponsored by The Flint Family Foundation, this event includes a double feature with seating based on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.


1:00 pm - Reception:
Indulge in light bites provided by Tricia Fields Alexander’s Autumn Star Catering as you mingle with fellow attendees.

2:00 pm - Film Screening:
Experience the powerful narratives of Indigenous women through the screening of the short film “Without a Whisper” followed by the feature film “LaDonna Harris: Indian 101,” featuring a special video introduction from director Julianna Brannum.

Post Film - Q&A Session:
After the films, Miranda Due (documentary filmmaker & IllumiNative Associate Director of Narrative Power and Impact) will moderate a Q&A with the co-founder of Matriarch, Sarah Adams, and Matriarch Board Member Walela Knight. Learn about the impactful social justice work their organizations undertake to advocate for Indigenous women and discover ways to get involved.


'Without a Whisper': Explore the untold story of how Indigenous women influenced the early suffragists in their fight for freedom and equality. Mohawk Clan Mother Louise Herne and Professor Sally Roesch Wagner shake the foundation of the established history of the women’s rights movement in the United States. They join forces on a journey to shed light on the hidden history of the influence of Haudenosaunee Women on the women’s rights movement, possibly changing this historical narrative forever.

'LaDonna Harris: Indian 101': LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris and her influences in Native and mainstream American history. Harris’s activism began in Oklahoma, fighting segregation. She continued her work in Washington, D.C., where she helped to introduce landmark programs and legislation that included tribal land claims, improving education and healthcare for Native Americans, ending job discrimination against women, and protecting environmental resources for tribes. Her more recent contemporary work to strengthen and rebuild Indigenous communities and train emerging new Native leaders around the world is also highlighted.

We extend our gratitude to our partners:
Autumn Star Catering





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