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Humanities Institute/Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program Film Series: WITHOUT A WHISPER – KONNÓN:KWE
March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Presented by the UB Humanities Institute in collaboration with the UB Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program. Co-sponsored by the UB Department of Indigenous Studies.
Please join us as we honor Women’s History Month with a screening of Without a Whisper – Konnón:kwe, a documentary film by Katsitsionni Fox. This event is free and open to the public.
6:00 pm | Reception | Reception with complimentary food by Casa Azul + alcohol-free beverages
7:00 pm | Screening | Without a Whisper – Konnón:kwe (dir. Katsitsionni Fox, 27 mins., 2020)
Post-screening Q+A with
Katsitsionni Fox (Bear Clan, Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne, via Zoom) and
Wakerahkahtste Louise Herne (Bear Clan Mother, Mohawk Nation Council, in-person)
About Without a Whisper – Konnón:kwe
WITHOUT A WHISPER – KONNÓN:KWE 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 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. (from the Women Make Movies website)
This screening is part of a series of films presented by the UB Humanities Institute in conjunction with the UB Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program and is co-sponsored by the UB Department of Indigenous Studies. Screenings will be held monthly at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center from February through May. Please visit the HI calendar for details.