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Doylestown Friends to screen film on Native American experience


The public is invited to a screening of the film “Native Women and Allies Speak: What You Weren’t Taught in School” at the Doylestown Friends Quaker Meeting, 95 E. Oakland Ave., Doylestown, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.

The 50-minute film presents personal and moving stories about a native child forced to attend a residential school, never to see his parents again; the adoption of native babies and children by Euro-American white people; and an ongoing, 10-year battle with a Pennsylvania school district to eradicate the racist Redskins mascot as well as a historical overview.

Following the film, the members of the Coalition of Natives and Allies, a local nonprofit providing education and advocacy about Native American histories and modern-day Native issues, will lead a 30-minute question-and-answer session.

Founded in 2019, the Coalition works to stop the use of Native American stereotypes as sports mascots in schools. The film and the Coalition address what the broader community can do help heal the painful history between Indigenous peoples and Euro-American white people.

Admission is a free-will donation to the Coalition of Natives and Allies.

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