Law is based on narrative, and narratives come from the stories we tell ourselves. It is not surprising, therefore, that we live in a country where the highest court, the Supreme Court, still cites cases that declare American Indians to be racially inferior "heathens" and "savages" because our most prestigious theaters, on and off Broadway, still produce more plays that feature dehumanizing performances of redface than plays by actual Native playwrights. "Instead of Redface" is a movement created by Native artists to encourage American theaters to produce stories that are written by and feature actual Native artists. This event, sponsored by The Colloquium on Indigeneity and Native American Studies (CINAS) and One Book One Northwestern, features playwright and attorney Mary Kathryn Nagle.
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Earlier Event: May 14Environmental Wisdom in Children's Literature With Liam Heneghan and Betsy Bird
Later Event: May 15Northwestern Spring Writers' Festival: Angela Morales