Dr. Lana War Jack portrait

Presentation: Indigenous Women of Alcatraz and the Red Power Movement

Saturday, 8/8/2020
11:00 - 12:15
Virtual Library
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Dr. LaNada War Jack, member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, scholar, educator, author and leader will moderate a discussion around the role of Indigenous women during and after the occupation of Alcatraz Island. 

Women played a key role in organizing and maintaining the occupation of Alcatraz Island (1969-1971) yet their story is often overlooked. This panel, moderated by original occupier Dr. La Nada War Jack, explores the role of women in the indigenous rights movement from the occupation to the present. Please join us to hear the stories of these remarkable women who continue the hard work of positive change.

Panelist: Geneva Seaboy, Morning Star Gali, Nanette Bradley Deetz and more. 

Dr. LaNada War Jack is a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes where she lives on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho. In January of 1968 she was the first Native American student enrolled at the University of California at Berkeley and graduated with honors in an Independent Major of Native American Law & Politics. While attending UC Berkeley, Dr. War Jack participated as the first Native American component of the first Ethnic Studies Program in the UC statewide effort in establishing Native American Studies, African American Studies, Chicano Studies and Asian Studies. She is the author of Native Resistance An Intergenerational Fight for Survival and Life.


Reservations required: https://bit.ly/WomenRedPower8-8-20

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