Community Book Connection offers online events

Feb 22, 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
February 18-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 between February 18 and March 4.

For information or to receive access to the film:
Dr. Kim Jensen,

Decolonizing Education: Indigenous and African Centered Education
Thursday, February 11, 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m
Educator-activists Lawrence Grandpre, Dr. Tiffany Locklear, and Dr. Cassandra St. Vil will describe innovative educational projects that decolonize Eurocentric curriculum and pedagogy and center the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and other students of color. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Social and Economic Justice and the Mellon Foundation Humanities for All Initiative.

Dr. Nina Brown, or Professor Ingrid Sabio-McLaughlin,
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Meeting ID: 850 9454 5918
Passcode: decolonize

‘Indian 101’ with Dr. Dennis Seymour
Thursday, February 18, 12:45-2 p.m.
Dr. Dennis Seymour (Eastern Band Cherokee) dispels common myths about Natives, past and present.

: Professor Lauren Pollak,
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Meeting ID: 898 5983 6621
Passcode: Indian101

Why Tell Stories?
Tuesday, February 23, 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Janice the Griot will discuss the origins of the historical role of the griot and her personal journey to becoming a professional griot. She will tell a variety of stories and discuss storytelling as an act of resistance and a way to preserve culture and memory.

Professor Ingrid Sabio-McLaughlin,
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Meeting ID: 876 3221 1505
Passcode: Griots2