Join us for a screening of "Young Lakota" and a conversation with Professor Barbara Gurr about reproductive justice in Native communities.
“Young Lakota” follows a number of Native American women, including Cecelia Fire Thunder, the first female president of Pine Ridge Reservation, and their effort to oppose extremely restrictive abortion policies in South Dakota. In response to the South Dakota Legislature’s attempt to pass some of the most restrictive legislation in the country, Fire Thunder seeks to bring a women’s health clinic to Pine Ridge Reservation. This film highlights many critical issues including the fraught relationship between Native American tribes and state governments; the many barriers to reproductive health access that affect women of color; and the role young people can take on in mobilizing their communities for positive change.
Tea, coffee, and cookies will be served.
This event is free and open to the public. If you require any disability accommodations to attend or participate in this program, please let the event organizers know.
This program is brought to you by Native American Law Student Alliance, If/When/How, Empowering Women of Color, Student Services, The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, and The Institute on Women, Gender, and Sexuality.