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Filming highlights how Indigenous women influenced suffrage movement

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11/09/2020
https://form.jotform.com/202884609227158 or www.nccc.edu/live
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The PRISM Multicultural Center, Office of Inclusion/Diversity/Equity/ Accountability invites the MCC Community to attend the screening of ...

                                                           WITHOUT A WHISPER

Is the untold story of how Indigenous women influenced early suffragists in their fight for freedom and equality through a virtual screening of a new documentary film by Akwesasne resident Katsitsionni Wagner as they seek to correct the historical narrative about the origins of women’s rights in the United States.

Open viewing of this film is from Monday, Nov. 9th to Sunday November 15, 2020

A question-and-answer session with the filmmaker will take place Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.  Registration for both the virtual screening and the Q&A is available by visiting https://form.jotform.com /202884609227158 or www.nccc.edu/live

Before the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls in 1848, European colonial women lacked even the most basic rights, while Haudenosaunee 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.

“Without a Whisper – Konnon:Kwe” 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.

After the screening, a copy of the film will remain part of the North Country Community College library digital collection.

North Country Community College, Paul Smith’s College and the Zonta Club of the Adirondacks are co-sponsoring a free screening of “Without a Whisper – Konnon:Kwe,” which will be available for viewing Nov. 9-15. A question-and-answer session with the filmmaker will take place Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.

Questions about the screening of “Without a Whisper – Konnon:Kwe” may be directed to Kim Irland,  Dean of Students at North Country Community College, at kirland@nccc.edu  Office: McCormick Hall, Room C-19  |  23 Santanoni Ave., Saranac Lake Campus

Mailing address: PO Box 89, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

888-TRY-NCCC  |  518-891-2915 Ext. 1205  |  nccc.edu

Attachments:
WITHOUT A WHISPER.pdf

CONTACT: Kim Irland,  Dean of Students at North Country Community College, at kirland@nccc.edu 
SPONSOR: North Country Community College, Paul Smith’s College and the Zonta Club
RSVP: 518-891-2915 Ext. 1205