Two-Spirit Resistance

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 7:00pmSnyder Center for the Visual Arts

Performance and presentation by Muriel Miguel

Muriel Miguel, two-spirit artist from the Kuna and Rappahannock Nations, is a founding member and the artistic director of Spiderwoman Theater, the longest running feminist Indigenous theater company in North America. Join her for a performance of a portion of her play, Hot 'n' Soft, which explores two-spiritedness and claims her sexual desire without the shame of the "sexaphobic settler regime." In addition to Miguel's work, this gathering will also include short readings of two-spirit artists Kent Monkman and Waawate Fobister, as well as conversations connecting the readings to Miguel’s lifelong activism. Muriel is part of a nationwide coalition of artists (who call themselves Bad & Nasty) resisting current government policies and ideologies that they consider racist, anti-Muslim, misogynistic, and deeply undermining Indigenous sovereignty. Founded to help raise funds for Planned Parenthood, this movement has grown to include other foci and work in tandem with the day of activism, Not My President. Please join Muriel and be part of the conversation and solution to social justice in our world.

 

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