Reflections on the Movement: Lessons from Tillie Black Bear in Celebration of Her Birthday
This webinar brings together long-time, nationally renowned advocates Karen Artichoker, Rita Smith, and Barbara Hart to talk about the early years of the movement to end violence against women, and the culturally centered teachings of Tillie Black Bear that continue to influence indigenous advocates to this day. The work of all three of these women began before the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (1984), so their voices bring a grassroots activist perspective that is often missing but integral to advocacy and social change. Their relationships with each other, and their collaborations impacted, among other initiatives, the creation of the Violence Against Women Act, particularly the inclusion of Native women on a national level, creating a foundation that Native advocates stand upon today. This webinar is a personal and historical information conversation. Tillie’s lessons continue on through the sharing of her stories and life’s work. Join us for this inspirational event.