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Event Subtitle: 
NAHM | Sisters Rising
Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Event Location: 
Zoom
Start Time: 
6:30 p.m.

Join the conversation for the Fem Flicks series virtual screening of Sisters Rising with hosts the the Multicultural Center, Pride Alliance, NASA, and the Women’s and Genders Studies Department. Topic will be over Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic. Great opportunity to learn about struggles for Native women. NASA President Lane Barrett will be featured in the Panel Discussion. Be sure to watch the film before the discussion and register in advance for the discussion.

Sisters Rising is a powerful feature documentary about six Native American women reclaiming personal and tribal sovereignty. Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault than all other American women. 1 in 3 Native women report having been raped during her lifetime and 86% of the offenses are committed by non-Native men. These perpetrators exploit gaps in tribal jurisdictional authority and target Native women as "safe victims." Sisters Rising follows six women who refuse to let this pattern of violence continue in the shadows.