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“More than a Word: Native American Cultural Appropriation in Sports”

From site: Arcus Center

“More than a Word: Native American Cultural Appropriation in Sports” Film Screening and Discussion

Date: Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm

Duration: 3 hours

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Location:

Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

205 Monroe Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Contact: Jax Gardner, 269-337-7332

"More Than A Word" analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term R*dskins. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, More Than A Word presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation.  http://morethanawordfilm.com/

There are five schools in Michigan that still use R*dskins as a mascot or nickname. The local struggle on this topic will also be discussed.

The first 25 people to register will receive a copy of the book An Indigenous People’s History of the United States.   http://www.beacon.org/An-Indigenous-Peoples-History-of-the-United-States-P1164.aspx 

Dinner will be served at 5:00 and the film screening will begin at 5:45.  Please register here for a dinner ticket and the opportunity to take home your free book.

This event is presented in partnership with the Michigan Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media.