W 12/1* Safety for Our Sisters: Ending Violence Against Native Women

Safety for Our Sisters: Ending Violence Against Native Women
Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 7:30 PM EST
Location: Ackerman Hall in the Michael C. Carlos Museum and Zoom
Masks Required

“The more we become humans that non-Natives have to interact with, the more difficult it is to justify a legal narrative that dehumanizes us.”                                                                                                                 —Mary Kathryn Nagle, The New Yorker

The Carlos Museum welcomes Mary Kathryn Nagle, an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation, for a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger.

Nagle is a partner at Pipestem and Nagle Law, P.C. where she works to protect tribal sovereignty and the inherent right of Indian Nations to protect their women and children from domestic violence and sexual assault. She is also an award-winning playwright who studied theater at Georgetown University before graduating summa cum laude from Tulane Law School. From 2015-2019, she served as the Inaugural Director of Yale University’s Indigenous Performing Arts Program. She has received commissions from Arena Stage, Portland Center Stage, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Round House Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In the fall of 2020, her play Sovereignty was performed over Zoom at the Carlos in honor of Indigenous People’s Day, reuniting the original cast from the Arena State production.

In a lecture titled “Safety for Our Sisters: Ending Violence Against Native Women,” Nagle will discuss the ways in which both her legal work and her artistic work draw attention to the pervasive issue of violence against Native women, who suffer disproportionately high levels of rape and domestic violence.

This lecture is made possible through the generous support of the Grace Welch Blanton Lecture Fund.


Th 11/18* Decolonizing Decatur: A Discussion with Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights

Decolonizing Decatur: A Discussion with Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights
Thursday November 18, 2021, 7 pm,  PM EST
Open to the Public
Join a discussion with Fonta High, co-chair of Beacon Hill Black Alliance’s “Decolonize Decatur” committee, and Emory students who advocated and successfully removed the “Indian War” cannon from downtown Decatur’s courthouse square.

T 11/16* AWAKE: A Dream from Standing Rock Film Screening

AWAKE: A Dream from Standing Rock
a film by Myron Dewey, Josh Fox, and James Spione (2017; 84 minutes)

November 16, 2021, 7 PM EST
Location: White Hall, Room 102

Free and open to the Emory community.
Please, no food or beverages.
Masks are required.

Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock tells the story of the #NODAPL Native-led water protectors’ actions to enforce treaty obligations and halt construction of a $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline under the Missouri River at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

The documentary is co- directed by Indigenous filmmaker and Digital Smoke Signalsfounder Myron Dewey (1972-2021), a citizen of the Walker River Paiute Tribe and a pioneer in drone camera journalism and live stream field journalism.

Dewey’s co-directors are Academy Award nominated filmmaker Josh Fox (Gasland, How to Let Go of The World and Learn To Love Everything Climate Can’t Change) and Academy Award nominated filmmaker James Spione (Incident In New Baghdad).

An event in conjunction with the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Emory University
For more info, contact Prof. Debra Vidali, debra [dot] vidali [at] emory [dot] edu