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.