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Screening of Dawnland and Panel Discussion

March 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST


Dawnland is an Emmy‐award winning documentary, created by the Upstander Project, that tells the story of the forced removal of Native American children from their homes, and the first official U.S. Truth and Reconciliation Commission formed in response. A screening of the movie on Tuesday, March 3 will be followed by a brief panel discussion. Opportunities to deepen your understanding will continue on Wednesday, March 4 with a conversation about movements for Indigenous Cultural Survival, and on Sunday, March 8 with a workshop for educators and community leaders. Participants may attend any or all of the classes.

Panel: Mishy Lesser, Ed.D., Learning Director for Upstander Project and Education Fellow at the Dodd Research Center at UConn; and Anthony Melting Tallow, (Blackfoot Nation of Siksika, Alberta, Canada), visual artist, public speaker, and indigenous social justice advocate; and Christen Mucher, Assistant Professor of American Studies, Smith College and Director, Smith College Internship Program at the Smithsonian Institution.


March 3, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA
College Land
Northampton, Massachusetts 01063 United States
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The Dawnland screening and related classes are co‐sponsored by the Smith Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, Smith Indigenous Students and Allies Association, and the Smith Office for Equity and Inclusion.
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