In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Multnomah County Library and PSU’s Indigenous Nation Studies presents the second annual PDX Native Film Night. Join us for a free screening of WARRIOR WOMEN, followed by a panel on Indigenous women activism with Tawna Sanchez, Deborah Shipman, and D'Ana Valenzuela. Moderated by Shilo George.
WARRIOR WOMEN is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, American Indian Movement (AIM) leader who shaped a kindred group of activists' children - including her daughter Marcy - into the "We Will Remember" Survival School as a Native alternative to government-run education. Together, Madonna and Marcy fought for Native rights in an environment that made them more comrades than mother-daughter. Through a circular Indigenous style of storytelling, this film explores what it means to navigate a movement and motherhood and how activist legacies are passed down and transformed from generation to generation in the context of colonizing government that meets Native resistance with violence.
Free pre-sale tickets for this event are sold out but there will be a waitlist for unclaimed tickets at the door starting at 7:20pm.
Made possible by The Library Foundation through support from The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde's Spirit Mountain Community Fund. More info from the Multnomah County Library here: https://multcolib.org/events/pdx-native-film-night-warrior-women/108752
Reserved seating available for Visionary and Cinephile Society members.