Community Book Connection offers free online events in March

Mar 04, 2021

Enjoy free, informative and engaging online events sponsored by the CCBC Community Book Connection throughout the coming weeks. All events are free and open to the public.

For information on future events related to the CBC book selection for 2020-2021, The Truth about Stories: A Native Narrative by Thomas King, visit

Film Streaming: Warrior Women
Through March 4, 2021
Warrior Women (directed by Christina D. King and Elizabeth A. Castle, 2018, 64 minutes) is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, an American Indian Movement leader who fought for Native liberation. Stream this award-winning film through March 4.
For information or to receive access to the film: Dr. Kim Jensen,

Music Presentation: Digawolf, Canadian Indigenous
Tuesday, March 2, 1 p.m.

Digawolf is a band led by Diga, a rock musician, visual artist, and cartoonist from Yellowknife, Canada. Join us for Q&A and a performance by the award-winning musician who will share insight into songwriting process, preservation of the Tlicho language, and ways of passing it on. 

Contact: Elena Neunaber,
Join Zoom meeting »  
Meeting ID: 858 7622 2981
Passcode: music! 

The Leonard Peltier Justice Project: Defense Attorney Kevin Sharp 
Thursday, March 4, 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Leonard Peltier (Lakota-Chippewa) is an activist and artist who has been in federal prison since 1977 for the murder of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975. Join Peltier’s attorney, former U.S. District Judge Kevin Sharp, for a Q&A and discussion of the context, controversies, and flaws in the case. 

Contact: Kim Jensen, 
Join Zoom meeting »
Meeting ID: 981 3798 1677
Passcode: write! 

International Women’s Day Celebration with Spoken Word Artist Tanaya Winder (Duckwater Shoshone)
Monday, March 8, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Poet, spoken word artist, and educator Tanaya Winder will perform and lead a creative workshop. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Forum, Community Book Connection, CCBC’s Women in Philanthropy, and First Financial Federal Credit Union.

Contact: Tori Burns,
Join Zoom meeting »
Meeting ID: 860 0484 9320
Passcode: CiVXW1

Student Debate: The Leonard Peltier Justice Project
Thursday, March 18, 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Join the Community Book Connection as two groups of CCBC students face off for a lively, informed debate on the case of Lakota-Chippewa federal prisoner Leonard Peltier. Is he guilty? Did he get a fair trial? Should he be pardoned?

Contact: Kim Jensen,
Join Zoom meeting »
Meeting ID: 981 3798 1677
Passcode: write!

Connecting to Storytelling through African American and Korean Traditions
Thursday, March 25, 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sharing stories from and about their families, Professor Precious Stone will connect griot traditions in West Africa to African American storytelling; Professor Vicki Hong Smith will introduce Pansori, single-vocalist Korean epic storytelling. 

Contact: Precious Stone, or Vicki Hong Smith, 
Join Zoom meeting » 
Meeting ID: 840 1933 0774
Passcode: UvX5Y3

Tags: Press, Community, Events, Free, Diversity