This two-part event begins with a screening of Dawnland, "the untold story of Indigenous child removal in the US through the nation's first-ever government-endorsed truth and reconciliation commission." The panel discussion will feature Lisa Brooks, on the separation of Native children during King Philip's War; Walter Johnson, on family separation, slavery, and the slave trade; N. Bruce Duthu, producer of Dawnland, on twentieth-century indigenous child removal and its impact on the Wabanaki people; and Perla Guerrero, on Latinas/os deportation in the U.S. South and our current historical moment.
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Family Separation and the U.S, Then and Now: Film Screening & Panel Discussion
1:00-2:30pm - Film Screening of Dawnland & Q&A w/ Producer N. Bruce Duthu (Tisch Library, Rm 304, Tufts University)
"Dawnland is the untold story of Indigenous child removal in the US through the nation's first-ever government-endorsed truth and reconciliation commission, which investigated the devastating impact of Maine's child welfare practices on the Wabanaki people."
3:00-5:00pm - Panel Discussion (Aidekman Alumnae Lounge, 40 Talbot Ave, Medford, MA)
Speakers will include: Perla Guerrero, author of Nuevo South: Asians, Latinas/os, and the Remaking of Place; N. Bruce Duthu, producer of Dawnland and author of Shadow Nations: Tribal Sovereignty and the Limits of Legal Pluralism; Walter Johnson, author of River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Mississippi Valley's Cotton Kingdom; and Lisa Brooks, author of Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War.
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