February 20, 2018
"Mary Kathryn Nagle's plays as sites of activism for the reclamation and resurgence of native sovereignty"
In many native communities, performance-based storytelling may be understood as socio-political acts of resurgence because it functions as a site of activism and knowledge-production about issues of. In particular, Cherokee lawyer and playwright, Mary Katheryn Nagle’s plays, "Sliver of a Full Moon and Sovereignty," function as sites of public knowledge-making about the systemic nature and colonial roots of gendered violence against Native women, and as sites of activism calling for the reclamation of full sovereign jurisdiction over crimes committed within the boundaries of Native nations’ lands. Lunch is provided and RSVP is requested. Co-sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Resource Center and the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.