UB Humanities Institute/Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program Film Series: WITHOUT A WHISPER – KONNON:KWE – FREE
Please join the UB Humanities Institute and the UB Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program in honoring Women’s History Month with a screening of Without a Whisper – Konnon:Kwe, a documentary film by Katsitsionni Fox. This event is free and open to the public.
6:00 pm | Reception | complimentary light fare with cash beer & wine bar
7:00 pm | Screening | Without a Whisper – Konnon:Kwe (dir. Katsitsionni Fox, 27 mins., 2020)
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.
About Without a Whisper – Konnon:Kwe
“WITHOUT A WHISPER – KONNON: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. Screenings will be held monthly at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (341 Delaware Ave) from February through May. Please visit the Humanities Institute calendar for details.
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