Upcoming Indian Country Conversation Events
- Friday, February 1, 2013
- 7:00 pm
- Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, Hudson Hall
Tradition or travesty? KICK explores racial stereotyping and the American Indian mascot issue through the eyes of Grace Greene, one of the few Native American students at Newman High School. When Grace decides to take a stand against her school's "brave" mascot, she learns that sometimes sports are far more than just fun and games.
KICK tells the story of a week in the life of Grace Greene. It's a big week—Homecoming Week—when tradition and school spirit become fighting words. An incident of vandalism to her school's beloved logo—the Newman Brave—begins a chain of events that change Grace, her family and her community.
DeLanna Studi (KICK):
DeLanna Studi is a Cherokee woman who began her acting career at age three in Liberty, Oklahoma. She has been living and working in Los Angeles for six years, working frequently with the Native Voices Theatre Company. In November 2003, DeLanna won the "Best Supporting Actress" Award at the 28th Annual American Indian Film Institute Festival for her role as the brave and strong "Talks-a-Lot" in the ABC/Hallmark mini-series Dreamkeeper, winner of five awards including, "Best Film 2003." She can be seen in the film Edge of America, which was selected to open the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. She is passionate about her community and believes her greatest achievements have been the honor of mentoring Native youth throughout the United States.
This event is free and open to the public
Presented by ENCOMPASS as part of the Compassion Play Program