Wilma Mankiller was an activist and feminist—a woman who humbly defied the odds to fight injustice and give a voice to the voiceless as the Cherokee Nation’s first female Principal Chief. Mankiller reminds audiences of the true meaning of servant leadership and serves as a wake-up call to take action for positive change.
Director and producer Valerie Red-Horse Mohl (Cherokee) will speak following the screening, examining the legacy of Mankiller’s formidable life, discussing her work as the preeminent collaborator with American Indian tribal nations bringing Native stories to the screen, and contemplating the critical roles of women in leadership.
Free and open to the community; light refreshments will be served.
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Co-sponsored by the YWCA Greater Cleveland, The Lake Erie Native American Council, and, from Case Western Reserve University: The Social Justice Institute, The Center for Civic Engagement and Learning, The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, The LGBT Center, The Kelvin Smith Library, and The Ellipsis Institute for Women of Color in the Academy.