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Without A Whisper – Streaming film with discussion

March 10 @ 7:00 pm

Without A Whisper – We will have streaming rights to film a week before the discussion.

Watch the film at your leisure and join the discussion. Or just join the discussion.

Please register in order to receive the file streaming information the Zoom link.

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Speaker:  Katsitsionni Fox, Film Producer

Co-sponsored by College Club of Summit & League of Women Voters of Union, Plainfield, Hillside and Berkeley Heights, New Providence, and Summit

Without a Whisper – Konnon:kwe uncovers the hidden history of the profound influence Indigenous women had on the beginnings of the women’s rights movement in the United States.

Before the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls in 1848, European colonial women lacked even the most basic rights, while Haudenosaunee women had a potent political and spiritual voice and authority in all aspects of their lives. The contact that the early suffragists had with Haudenosaunee women in New York state shaped their thinking and had a vital impact on their struggle for equality that is taken for granted today. The film follows Mohawk Bear Clan Mother Louise Herne and Professor Sally Roesch Wagner as they seek to correct the historical narrative about the origins of
women’s rights in the United States.

Katsitsionni Fox is an artist, filmmaker and educator. She is Bear Clan from the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne. Her debut film was the award- winning Ohero:kon—Under the Husk, a 26-minute documentary that follows the journey of two Mohawk girls as they take part in traditional passage rites to becoming Mohawk women. This film received funding from Vision Maker Media and has been broadcast on many PBS stations since 2017. Her most recent film is the award- winning Without a Whisper—Konnón:kwe, the untold story of how Indigenous women influenced the early suffragists in their fight for freedom and equality. Without a Whisper was broadcast on PBS Plus in 2020. Katsitsionni is a 2021 Nia Tero Storytelling Fellow, whose focus is on amplifying Indigenous creatives working on innovative projects rooted in culture, environment and story. She recently participated in the 2021Jackson Wild Summit as a Multicultural Alliance fellow.

Guests welcome


March 10
7:00 pm


College Club of Summit
LWV of Union, Plainfield, and Hillside