Film Screening of 'Dawnland' and Q&A with Director

Tuesday, February 57:00—9:00 PMMeeting RoomTewksbury Public Library300 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA, 01876

View a film screening of Dawnland, a documentary about cultural survival and stolen children. For decades, child welfare authorities have been forcibly removing Native American children from their homes to “save” them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” in the United States begins an unprecedented investigation. Dawnland goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body deals with difficult truths, questions the meaning of reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations. Watch the trailer HERE. After the screening, Mishy Lesser, Ed.D., the learning director for the Upstander Project and Education Fellow at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut, will facilitate a discussion about the film. Lesser developed the teacher's guide for Dawnland. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Tewksbury Lions Club.

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