GFR July 23 Gathering: Civil Rights in Montana

                                                  GFR July 23rd Gathering

                                                  Civil Rights in Montana
                                       Where We’ve Been; Where We Are Today

We are living in unprecedented times, both with the pandemic that has been so poorly handled from our nation’s capitol and the constant re-emergence of racial violence. Great Falls Rising has asked three speakers who will engage with one another on the issue of systemic racism. We hope you will zoom in with us at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 23. Instructions are below.

Cedrianna Brownell, a 22-year-old student at Great Falls College-MSU and military spouse of three years, is asking “What is Systemic Racism?”. She’s a young activist focused on equality for all. Cedrianna organized a very successful protest rally a few weeks ago and is planning another gathering in Gibson Park for July 25. All are invited.

Kim McKeehan is a tribal council member of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana. She works as a mental health counselor in Great Falls and is dedicated to creative
healing of inter-generational trauma on both communities and individuals. Her talk is entitled “Race and Resilience for Indigenous Bodies.”

Ken Robison loves books, and he loves history and historic preservation. He is an author and chronicler of neglected Western history and active in historical and preservation groups in Fort Benton, Sun River and Great Falls, and with the emerging Big Sky Country National Heritage Area. Ken will present “Comments on The Civil Rights Movement in Montana.” He notes that more progress in civil rights has come during the past half century than during the previous two centuries as a nation—yet the journey to equal rights continues.

There will be interaction among the three speakers and we will have time for Q&A at the conclusion of their presentations.

This gathering will be live streamed on the GFR Facebook page
Here is the invitation with the link.

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