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Film: Tribal Justice with Director Anne Makepeace

Saturday, October 19, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Director Anne Makepeace’s film Tribal Justice documents the efforts of tribal courts in this country to create alternative systems based on traditional, community-healing concepts of justice.  These focus on restoring rather than punishing offenders in order to keep tribal members out of prison, prevent children from being taken from their communities, and stop the school-to-prison pipeline that plagues their young people. This award-winning film introduces audiences to two strong judges, both formidable Native American women, who are among those leading the way. By following compelling and dramatic cases in California, the state with the largest number of Indian people and tribes, the film is inspiring new ideas about ways to lower the staggering incarceration rates and enable offenders to make reparations and rebuild their lives. Director Anne Makepeace will facilitate a conversation at the conclusion of the film.

 

The Collector, an opera by Georgia Johnston

Sunday, October 20, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Please join us for a screening of Georgia Johnston’s opera The Collector. It premiered on May 28 at The Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin where she was a student, and it is based on the novel by John Fowles, author of The Magus.