[act-ma] Saturday: film screening and panel on indigenous rights (free transportation)

Mara Freilich mara.freilich at gmail.com
Tue Mar 5 16:34:54 PST 2019

You are invited to an event on cultural rights of indigenous peoples in New
England. The centerpiece of this event will be a public screening of the
documentary film “Mashpee Nine” in Woods Hole, MA. In the summer of 1976, a
peaceful gathering of Mashpee Wampanoag people was raided, and nine of the
young people present were brutally arrested. The film documents the history
of this event and its repercussions as the community drew close together to
support those arrested. This story highlights the way in which inequalities
in the criminal justice system and police brutality work with the larger
the systems of colonialism, gentrification, and marginalization.

After the screening, there will be a panel discussion including the
filmmaker, Paula Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag), a Mashpee Nine defendant, Earl
"Chiefy" Mills Jr (Mashpee Wampanoag), and professor of urban studies, Dr
Betsy Sweet (Aquinnah). Panelists will discuss current issues facing
indigenous peoples in this region and ways to confront these inequalities.

The screening and discussion will be held on March 9, 2019 from 2-4 pm in
the Redfield Auditorium at 45 Water Street, Woods Hole. Free charter bus
transportation from Cambridge (20 Ames St, MIT campus) to Woods Hole in
order to facilitate broader access. Sign up to reserve a spot on the bus
here <https://goo.gl/forms/gA6NN3Mxi5RNvgFW2>. Sign ups are highly
suggested. The bus leaves at 11:30am and returns to Cambridge by 6pm.

The auditorium is wheelchair accessible.

This event is sponsored by the MIT/WHOI Joint Program Student
Representatives, the MIT School of Science Quality of Life Grant, and the
Society for Women in Marine Science.

Mara Freilich (she/her)
PhD candidate
MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography

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