The New York State History and Education Conference presents a film screening and panel discussion on “Indigenous Women and the Fight for Women’s Rights in the United States” as its keynote on Saturday, October 29, at 6:30 pm in Lecture Hall #3 of Hodgdon IRC on the SUNY Oneonta campus. The event is free and open to the public
The discussion will focus on the 2020 documentary “Without a Whisper: Konnón: Kwe” and feature director Katsitsionni Fox and her collaborators Wakerakatste Louise McDonald Herne (Mohawk), and Michelle Shenandoah (Oneida). The documentary uncovers the hidden history of indigenous women’s influence at the onset of the women’s rights movement in the United States.
Historian of women’s suffragette movement Sally Roesch Wagner and site manager of Ganondagan State Historic Site and the Seneca Art and Culture Center Michael Galban (Mono Lake Paiute/Washoe), will moderate the program.
The program is funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program was supported by the College Senate Committee on Public Events and sponsored by the SUNY Oneonta Alumni with financial support from the Fund for Oneonta.