June 11, 2013

Sliver of a Full Moon

Sliver of a Full Moon

By Melissa MerrickWhile VAWA closed the Oliphant loophole, this hard fought battle is not over. It’s never over. We must NEVER forget the stories, the faces, the names of our women who have suffered and especially those who have died. We must always honor them and do what we can to protect our sisters, mothers, daughters, nieces, and children. As a celebration of the passage of VAWA 2013, the stories of women and men who helped make it happen, are being told through a play, Sliver of a Full Moon, of which I’ve been asked to be a part of. The stories are very real. The women have names: Lisa Brunner, Deborah Parker, Billie Jo Rich, Diane Millich. They share their stories and again remind us why the Tribal Provisions are so important. Their words will make you cry and get angry, but they will also make you thankful for the warriors who have fought tirelessly to get us where we are now.

Sliver of a Full Moon, a portrayal of the resistance and celebration surrounding the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act with provisions for Native women, will premier at the Women Are Sacred Conference, June 11, 6:30-8:30 PM, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 11000 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM.
Comment:  For more on Native theater, see The Dawes Commission Play and 2013 Festival of New Plays.

1 comment:

Rob said...

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UCSC’s Carolyn Dunn to direct play at National Congress of American Indians conference

Carolyn Dunn--director of UCSC’s American Indian Resource Center, managing director of the campus’s student resource centers, and literature lecturer—will direct a new play by acclaimed playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle at the National Congress of American Indians annual conference in Tulsa on October 14.

Titled Sliver of a Full Moon, the play documents the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, signed into law by President Obama on March 7, 2013.