Human Rights

Promised Land Film Screening and Panel

A special screening of the documentary, Promised Land with a panel discussion afterwards.

Promised Land is an award-winning social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied. In following their story, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still looks at tribal sovereignty.

Panelists:

A Performance and Conversation with Merlinda Bobis

Through performance and conversation with Distinguished Professor Sherene Razack, award-winning poet, novelist and dramatist Merlinda Bobis reflects on Philippine indigenous values of kinship and the intertwined journey of writer-and-characters in her novels Locust Girl. A Lovesong (2016 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction) and Fish-Hair Woman (2014 Philippine National Book Award), and in her new poetry book Accidents of Composition (Spinifex 2017).

A Performance and Conversation with Merlinda Bobis

Through performance and conversation with Distinguished Professor Sherene Razack, award-winning poet, novelist and dramatist Merlinda Bobis reflects on Philippine indigenous values of kinship and the intertwined journey of writer-and-characters in her novels Locust Girl. A Lovesong (2016 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction) and Fish-Hair Woman (2014 Philippine National Book Award), and in her new poetry book Accidents of Composition (Spinifex 2017).

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