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It’s Time to Act! | Facing the Truth: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

April 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

It’s Time to Act!™
Facing the Truth: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

When you think of “We the People of the United States,” who does that include?

The United States’ failure to recognize the inherent rights of tribal nations and the history of intentional violence (genocide, removals, massacres and boarding schools) has weakened any protections for Indigenous People. Through its federal policies to address the “Native Problem,” the U.S. has created an environment today where violence is the norm for Native people.

During this session, you will learn the truths surrounding our history and the movement for addressing the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous women, girls, boys, Two Spirit and transgender people. Together we will unfold the attitudes of dominant culture, oppressive systemic policies and the theft of land that has created heightened vulnerability for our Indigenous people.

Speakers
-Mary Kelly Kunesh-Podein, Minnesota House of Representatives and Co-Chair of the Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
-Christal Moose, Manager of Native Pride Productions, Inc. and Native American Consultant
-Angela Two Stars, Director of All My Relations Gallery
Performance by:
-Native Pride Dancers

About It’s Time to Act!
It’s Time to Act! is a forum series that engages participants for deeper learning and action planning around issues of race, equity, identity and social justice.

The forums are a catalyst for changemaking, where attendees take a deep dive into issues affecting our community and are inspired to identify their own role and power to create change. Pairing lectures with intentional action planning, it is an opportunity for attendees to take the steps towards personal action and accountability to combat racism.

Event Details
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm (program begins at 6:00 pm)
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Cost: $65 per session; $175 for the full series of three sessions (ticket price includes food and refreshments)