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Indian Country Conversations present KICK with Delanna Studi
Start Date: 2/1/2013Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 2/1/2013End Time: 8:30 PM

Event Description
WU Indian Country Conversations addresses American Indian Mascot Issue. KICK, Presented by ENCOMPASS as part of the Compassion Plays program, will be featured as Willamette University’s Indian Country Conversations Program on Founders Day, February 1, 2013.
Tradition or travesty? KICK explores racial stereotyping and the American Indian mascot issue through the eyes of Grace Greene, one of the few Native American students at Newman High School. When Grace decides to take a stand against her school's "brave" mascot, she learns that sometimes sports are far more than just fun and games.
KICK tells the story of a week in the life of Grace Greene. It's a big week—Homecoming Week—when tradition and school spirit become fighting words. An incident of vandalism to her school's beloved logo—the Newman Brave—begins a chain of events that change Grace, her family and her community.
DeLanna Studi (KICK):
DeLanna Studi is a Cherokee woman who began her acting career at age three in Liberty, Oklahoma. She has been living and working in Los Angeles for six years, working frequently with the Native Voices Theatre Company. In November 2003, DeLanna won the "Best Supporting Actress" Award at the 28th Annual American Indian Film Institute Festival for her role as the brave and strong "Talks-a-Lot" in the ABC/Hallmark mini-series Dreamkeeper, winner of five awards including, "Best Film 2003." She can be seen in the film Edge of America, which was selected to open the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. She is passionate about her community and believes her greatest achievements have been the honor of mentoring Native youth throughout the United States.
http://www.encompass.org
Location Information:
*WU Campus

*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center  (View Map)
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503-370-6300
Room: Hudson Concert Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Leslie Whitaker
Phone: 503-370-6615
Email: lwhitake@willamette.edu
Kick Poster
Admission / Ticket Info:
Free and open to the public
Event Sponsor(s):
Indian Country Conversation Series is sponsored by Willamette University's Office of the President and the College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office

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