In 1969, a small group of Native American students claimed Alcatraz Island. Thousands of Native Americans eventually joined them, retaking Indian land for the first time since the 1880s. This historic event altered the U.S. government’s policy, and forever changed the way Native Americans view themselves, their culture and their rights. Join SALSA for Alcatraz Is Not An Island, a passionate, award-winning documentary narrated by Benjamin Bratt that follows this monumental expression of Indian solidarity and its impact on future Indian generations. This screening is in honor of Indigenous People’s Solidarity Week and will be followed by a discussion. Guest speaker TBA.
This event is free and open to the public but because space is limited please pre-register here or call 202-787-5229.