EventsTacoma Reads Film Series: Warrior Women

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Tacoma Reads Film Series: Warrior Women

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Wheelock Branch

Description

Warrior women is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, an AIM leader who cultivated a kindred group of activists' children, including her daughter Marcy, into the "We Will Remember" Survival School as a Native alternative to government education. Together, Madonna and Marcy fought for Native rights in an environment that made them more comrades than mother-daughter. Today, with Marcy, now a mother herself, both are still at the forefront of Native issues, fighting against the environment devastation of the Dakota-Access Pipeline and for indigenous cultural values. Through their story, the film explores what it means to navigate a movement and motherhood, and how activist legacies pass from generation to generation under a colonizing government that meets Native resistance with violence.

Stick around for the post-film discussion hosted by Danica Sterud Miller, Puyallup Tribe of Indians member and Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies at UW Tacoma.

Tacoma Reads is a local community reading program that seeks to unite the
community in dialogue around contemporary themes through reading a common
text. The 2019 Tacoma Reads selection is the bestselling debut novel “There
There” by Tommy Orange. Described as “groundbreaking, extraordinary” by The
New York Times, “There There” is a multi-generational, relentlessly paced
story of 12 urban Native Americans traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow,
interconnected in ways they may not yet realize.

Program:
Tacoma Reads 2019
Suitable for:
Grades 5-8
Adults
Grades 8-12
Type:
Movies
Special Events & Performances
Language:
English

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