Speaking of Women of Color…

Here’s some films about women of color that the Women’s Center is sponsoring. Free and open to the public + refreshments + good films + great discussion = good times.

RSVP to women@umn.edu / 612-625-9837.

Ferry Tales
Thursday, March 29, 6:30 p.m.
Walter Library 402
Staten Island Ferry powder room brings together suburban moms, urbanites, white-collar, blue-collar, sistahs and socialites. In broaching topics as divorce, single motherhood and domestic violence, “Ferry Tales” shows us the realities of life for working women, and provides a rare and honest look at the intersections of race and class. Post-film discussion facilitated by Associate Professor Joanna O’Connell, Spanish & Portuguese Studies.

See Me: Five Young Latinas
Thursday, April 5, 6:30 p.m.
Nicholson Hall 125
Five teen-aged Latinas in San Francisco’s Mission District talk frankly about their lives, from discrimination and school, to friends and family relationships, and plans for the future. Post-film discussion facilitated by Claudia Fuentes, Chicano Studies (formerly).

Mohawk Girls
Thursday, April 19, 6:30 p.m.
Nicholson Hall 125
This film intimately captures the lives of three exuberant and insightful Mohawk teenagers growing up on the Kahnawake Native Reserve. To move away from the reserve means you risk losing your credibility, or worse, your rights as a Mohawk. But to stay is to give up the possibilities offered by the “outside world.” Post-film discussion facilitated Peggy Flanagan, White Earth Band of Ojibwe and Mpls. School Board member.

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