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  • 110 The Embarcadero
  • San Francisco, CA, 94105
  • United States

Due to the deteriorated air quality in SF, the Nov 16 program has been rescheduled to Monday, December 17. Please join us on the new date! 

Join us on at The Commonwealth Club of California, Taube Family Auditorium for a panel discussion and film screening.

Dawnland, a feature-length documentary, follows the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission in the United States. Prior to the screening, Women’s March San Francisco will host a fireside chat moderated by Michelle Meow to hear directly from members of the Native American community about how their families were impacted by these atrocious acts, and we will explore parallels to similar atrocities happening today with immigrant families being separated at our borders.

5:30 pm: check-in with light refreshments and cash bar
6:30 pm: program starts with a panel hosted by Women’s March San Francisco, then followed by the screening of Dawnland

Tickets required for entry. Please use our Promo Code [WMARCH] for a 50% discount: https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2018-12-17/dawnland-screening-and-discussion

For most of the 20th century, the U.S. government systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. Even as recently as the 1970s, one in four Native children nationwide was living in non-Native foster care, adoptive homes or boarding schools. Many of these children experienced devastating emotional and physical harm from adults who mistreated them and tried to erase their cultural identity.

Dawnland, a feature-length documentary, follows the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission in the United States. The film tracks the commission’s journey across Maine, to gather testimony and bear witness to the devastating impact of the State’s child welfare practices on families in Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribal communities. Collectively, these tribes make up the Wabanaki people.

Moderator: Michelle Meow from "The Michelle Meow Show" (KBCW TV and Progressive Voices Network Radio)

Fireside chat with: Melinda Micco (Seminole/Creek/Choctaw), Associate Professor Emerita from Mills College and Mari Posa, The Center for Political Education and Indigenous Peoples MEdia Project

Please join us for this informative discussion and screening of this important film, get your Commonwealth Club tickets here (required for entry), please use our Promo Code [WMARCH] for a 50% discount.