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Sliver of a Full Moon - theater performance and discussion

Hosted by the Consul of the Chicago Arts and Culture Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 17 Jan 13:30 - 14:30

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We will discuss the recorded performance of "Sliver of a Full
Moon", a true story of resilience, celebration and perseverance of indigenous women, and other issues facing Native Americans in US.

Please watch the play on your own using this link: Protected content

Sliver of a Full Moon is the story of a movement that restored the authority of Indian tribes over non-Indian abusers to protect women on tribal lands. Although thousands contributed to this victory, it follows the story of five Native women who took a stand and two Native men, including Congressman Tom Cole, who stood with them to win this victory. Playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle has updated the play to reflect current reality. Following the play, there is a recorded panel discussion among survivors, legal practitioners, and the playwright regarding how the current legal framework, where Native nations have been stripped of their inherent jurisdiction, leaves Native women unprotected and disenfranchised. As a result of these legal inequalities, Native women suffer rates of domestic violence and sexual assault higher than any other class of American citizens. This performance, sponsored by the American Bar Association, combines law and art, bringing together practitioners, participants, artists, and survivors to discuss and envision how the law can be used to remedy this, and other injustices in tribal communities.​

See you soon,
Ilyse