MCC Daily Tribune

Dawnland: A Documentary About Cultural Survival and Stolen Children

The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project (www.monroecc.edu/go/holocaust) invites you to the second installment of the Spring 2019 Human Rights Film Series: Dawnland

"For decades, child welfare authorities have been forcibly removing Native American children from their homes to "save" them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official 'truth and reconciliation commission' in the Unites States begins an unprecedented investigation. Dawnland goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body deals with difficult truths, questions the meaning of reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations." https://upstanderproject.org/dawnland

The 2019 film series highlights current Restorative Practices and Reconciliation Efforts taking place at national, state, and community levels. Each documentary covers the practical challenges, moral quandaries, and incremental successes of these efforts. Discussion will be facilitated by MCC faculty and students as well as community members. These guests will lend their experience, expertise, and valuable perspectives to the discussion.

The HGHRP's 2019 Human Rights Film Series is designed to complement academic and co-curricular, HGHRP-hosted events held during the Spring 2019 semester in order to build awareness of human rights issues."

Each documentary is free, open to the public, and scheduled for both campuses. Light refreshments provided.

Brighton Screening: Tuesday, March 19, 5:30 pm, Forum, 3-130

Downtown Campus Screening: Wednesday, March20, 2:30 pm, High Falls B

Parker, Michelle
The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project
03/18/2019