Tragedy, Discrimination are Topics of Movie Showing August 30
Join the San Diego American Indian Health Center and Parent Outreach and Engagement, Title VII Indian Education Program, to watch a powerful movie, Two Spirits. It is based on a true story of a 16-year-old Navajo youth’s life and death. It is being presented in partnership with Tribal-TANF, Indian Human Resource Center and Soaring Eagles.
When: Thursday, August 30 Time: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Where: Ballard Parent Center in Old Town 2375 Congress Street, San Diego, CA 92110. Details: In the tradition of the Native American culture, dinner Where: will be provided and potluck is always welcomed!
For more information please contact Christopher Scott, Health Center Coordinator at 619-234-2158, ext. 111.
Please note the serious topics addressed in this movie. About the movie. TwoSpirits interviews the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with arevealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into maleand female and many Native American cultures held places of honor forpeople of integrated genders. Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodiedperson with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his ancientNavajo culture. But the place where two discriminations meet is adangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate-crimevictims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at 16. Betweentradition and controversy, sex and spirit, and freedom and fear, livesthe truth—the bravest choice you can make is to be yourself.
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