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"Sisters Rising" Documentary Panel and Q&A
Sisters Rising is a powerful feature documentary about six Native American women reclaiming personal & tribal sovereignty. Stream it for free anytime between April 2-April 8 as part of the KU Indigenous Cultures Festival.

Then, join us for a panel discussion and Q&A about the issues brought to light in the film. Our panelists include social worker Carole Cadue-Blackwood, lawyer and KU professor Dr. Sarah Deer, co-producer Jaida Grey Eagle, and KU School of Social Welfare associate professor of practice Laurie Ramirez. Hailee Birdtail, an Indigenous Studies graduate student, will moderate.

Sponsored by the KU School of Social Welfare, the KU Indigenous Studies Program, and KU's Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center (SAPEC).

About the film: Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault than all other American women. 1 in 3 Native women report having been raped during her lifetime and 86% of the offenses are committed by non-Native men. These perpetrators exploit gaps in tribal jurisdictional authority and target Native women as ‘safe victims’. SISTERS RISING follows six women who refuse to let this pattern of violence continue in the shadows: a tribal cop in the midst of the North Dakota oil boom, an attorney fighting to overturn restrictions on tribal sovereignty, an Indigenous women’s self-defense instructor, grassroots advocates working to influence legislative change, and the author of the first anti-sex trafficking code to be introduced to a reservation’s tribal court. Their stories shine an unflinching light on righting injustice on both an individual and systemic level.

Apr 8, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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