NSU welcomes Matriarch co-founder Sarah Adams-Cornell

BY STAFF REPORTS
09/08/2018 08:00 AM
TAHLEQUAH – Northeastern State University Center for Women’s Studies and Center for Tribal Studies is bringing co-founder of Matriarch, Sarah Adams-Cornell, to the Tahlequah campus at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11 in the Webb Auditorium.

Adams-Cornell (Choctaw) will host a discussion titled “Protecting Our Sisters: Connecting Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and the Violence Against Women Act.” The talk will explore the missing and murdered Indigenous women movement and the moving pieces that make Native women the most targeted and resilient community in the nation.

This talk is a prelude to a more in-depth discussion that will be held as part of the 47th annual Symposium on the American Indian in April. The Matriarch organization promotes the social welfare of Native women through education, community building and direct services to create positive change within our communities.

“My hope is that with more awareness comes more action, which can protect our Indigenous sisters (and daughters) from experiencing this type of trauma,” Sara Barnett (Muscogee), director of the Center for Tribal Studies, said. “This type of conversation fits perfectly within the Center for Tribal Studies’ mission to provide a space to have discussions regarding topics that are relevant to our American Indian communities.”

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 918-456-5511.

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