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The Mayors of Shiprock (a Reel Indian Pictures film)
February 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Doors open 6:00 p.m. with a Potluck (yay! Food), introductions and a short discussion. Film starts at 7 p.m.
This event is open to the public at no charge.
Donations for The Mayors of Shiprock project and BVUUF’s Social Justice Committee will be accepted.
This film documents the love of a home-place and of community through the eyes of Navajo youth who gently, yet directly, challenge the elders and leaders who doubt their ability to improve life on the reservation. A screening and discussion of this documentary is being held on Saturday, February 24 at the Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (BVUUF) in Lafayette.
Hosted by the BVUUF Social Justice Committee and its Green Congregation sub-committee, the program begins at 6:00 pm with a light-fare potluck and an informal discussion with Arapaho spokesperson and Boulder film maker Ava Hamilton. Personal insights from the film’s director and co-producer, Ramona Emerson, will be included in the discussion. The film will be shown at 7:00, followed by a Q&A.
The discussion will be of interest to anyone concerned about the challenges of rebuilding a just and caring community in the United States today.
More about the film:
On the northern edge of the Navajo reservation, a group of young Navajo leaders -The Northern Dine Youth Committee – meet everyMonday night in the town of Shiprock, the former capital of the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. The group, founded by 19 year-old Graham Beyale, work to find ways to help their community every week and in the process, create and develop ways to help keep the youth of Shiprock away from the negative aspects of reservation life. The group works to develop community engagement and betterment projects, to find ways to learn about their language and culture and continuously work to bring hope and bridge divides within their community.
Location: BVUUF Sanctuary, 1241 Ceres Drive, Lafayette;
Walking distance from DASH stop, South Boulder – Centaur Village (confirm bus stop)