SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS MASSACHUSETTS CHAPTER

WITHOUT A WHISPER - KONNON:KWE, Documentary & Discussion

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020
  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Virtual

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  • This event is free for current SWEP-MA members.
  • This event is $15 for non-members.

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Learn about the hidden history of the profound influence Indigenous women had on the beginnings of the women’s rights movement in the United States. 

Watch “WITHOUT A WHISPER - KONNON KWE”, a short (27 minute) documentary on your own and then join SWEP-MA via Zoom for a discussion of the film on October 29, 4:30 – 5:30 PM. The film will be available several days before the discussion so participants can watch on their own schedule.  A link for viewing the documentary and for taking part in the discussion will be sent out several days before the event.


Synopsis

A film by Katsitsionni Fox uncovers the hidden history of the profound influence Indigenous women had on the beginnings of the women’s rights movement in the United States.

Before the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls in 1848, European colonial women lacked even the most basic rights, while Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) women had a potent political and spiritual voice and authority in all aspects of their lives. The contact that the early suffragists had with Haudenosaunee women in New York state shaped their thinking and had a vital impact on their struggle for equality that is taken for granted today. The film follows Mohawk Bear Clan Mother Louise Herne and Professor Sally Roesch Wagner as they seek to correct the historical narrative about the origins of women’s rights in the United States.

For more information on the film:  https://www.wmm.com/film/without-a-whisper/
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