The history and cultural identity of the Native Americans and the Jewish people share legacies that help shape the most pressing issues of our society.
From the American Holocaust (the genocide of our indigenous people and subsequent ethnic cleansing through the Indian Schools) to the Nazi Holocaust and other global genocides, we must come to reconcile truths of unimaginable injustice to teach our children the meaning and value of our shared humanity.
The Las Vegas Jewish Film explores the subject in three events for our September Virtual Film Festival: a documentary screening and discussion, a poetry reading and a discussion of Native American literature.
The Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival is honored to collaborate with Joy Harjo, an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She is also the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States.
As the second event in this series, Joy Harjo will read from An American Sunrise. The poetry reading will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, September 29 at 5:00 p.m. (PST). To register, click here.