OB’s Decolonize to Liberate will be showing the film “Two Spirits,”on Friday, June 8th, at 6:00 PM. Showing this film on the night before the annual Boston Pride march allows DTL to honor a young transgender American Indian whose life was tragically lost and also to discuss the intersection of oppressions in the context of colonialism. http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/two-spirits/film.html.
Filmmaker Lydia Nibley explores the cultural context behind a tragic and senseless murder. Fred Martinez was a Navajo youth slain at the age of 16 by a man who bragged to his friends that he ‘bug-smashed a fag’. But Fred was part of an honored Navajo tradition – the ‘nadleeh’, or ‘two-spirit’, who possesses a balance of masculine and feminine traits. Through telling Fred’s story, Nibley reminds us of the values that America’s indigenous peoples have long embraced.
Meetings of the Decolonize to Liberate Working Group are held at the First Parish in Cambridge, 6-8PM, easily accessible from the Harvard Square T-stop, on the corner of Mass Ave and Church St., enter through the far door on Church Street and ring the bell at the inner door for entrance.
PLEASE PASS THE WORD ON THIS EVENT!! decolonizeboston.org
Come to the film, then attend OB’s Popular Assembly, which runs from 7:00 to 11:00 PM, at Boston Common.