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  • Page 20 - True Whispers
    Cinema Series Colloquia Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers

    Followed by Q&A with Producer, Yvonne Russo Introduced by KHC Fellow, Barbara Kelly True Whispers is a documentary on the lives of a group of Navajo or Dinépeople who were recruited by the U.S. Navy from residential boarding schools to fight against the Japanese in the Pacific theater of WWII. These men and women who became known as the “Code Talkers” spoke both English and their Native language, DinéBahane’, which together formed an incorruptible code used to convey messages during combat. Interviews address…

  • Page 16 - Standing Rock
    Bernstein Lecture Series Colloquia Lecture

    Standing with Standing Rock: Allyship and the Environment

    Speakers: Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, director of the Social Justice Organizing Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College & Rachel Waters, graduate student at the New School’s Milano School of International Affairs The Dakota Access Pipeline protests, also known as #NODAPL or the Standing Rock protests, began after Energy Transfer Partners gained approval to build a pipeline that passes beneath near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Its construction results in devastating environmental impact and threatens the region’s waters as well as ancient…

  • Page 17 - Spiderwoman Theatre
    Colloquia Lecture

    Performing Survivance: Native American Theatre in New York City

    Speakers/Performers: Muriel Miguel and Gloria Miguel, Founders of Spiderwoman Theatre Founded in 1976 in New York City, Spiderwoman Theatre is the oldest indigenous people’s theatre company in the United States. Muriel Miguel and Gloria Miguel as well as their sister Lisa Mayo, are from the Kuna and Rappahannock nations and have formed the core of Spiderwoman Theatre since the beginning.  Spiderwoman questions gender roles, cultural stereotypes, and sexual and economic oppression and address issues of sexism, racism, classism, and the…

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