Warrior Women Screening and Q&A with Madonna Thunder Hawk
WHEN Thursday | 11 Mar, 5:00 PM
WHERE Zoom online
In the 1970s, with the swagger of unapologetic Indianness, organizers of the American Indian Movement (AIM) fought for Native liberation and survival as a community of extended families.
Warrior Women is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, one such AIM leader who shaped a kindred group of activists’ children – including her daughter Marcy – into the “We Will Remember” Survival School as a Native alternative to government-run education. Together, Madonna and Marcy fought for Native rights in an environment that made them more comrades than mother-daughter. Today, with Marcy now a mother herself, both are still at the forefront of Native issues, fighting against the environmental devastation of the Dakota Access Pipeline and for Indigenous cultural values.
Through a circular Indigenous style of storytelling, this film explores what it means to navigate a movement and motherhood and how activist legacies are passed down and transformed from generation to generation in the context of colonizing government that meets Native resistance with violence.
Join us at 5:00 p.m. for a screening party of this award-winning documentary, followed by a Q&A with Madonna Thunder Hawk at 7:00 p.m. See attached flyer for more information.
Madonna Thunder Hawk is a Lakota Matriarch and organizing force behind every modern Native occupation from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee to the Standing Rock #NODAPL protest.
Tune into the live screening party on Zoom here, or watch between now and March 13 here.
Sponsored by American Indian Studies and co-sponsored by the Kennedy Center, Global Women’s Studies, and BYU’s Charles Redd Center for Western Studies.