“More Than a Word” Documentary Screening, January 18

Highland’s Parents for Progress Bible Study and the Anti-Racism Team will host a screening of More Than a Word (2017) on Thursday, January 18, at 7:00 p.m. Directed by John and Kenn Little (Standing Rock Sioux), More Than a Word takes a deeper look at the issues surrounding the derogatory naming of   the Washington Redskins football team.

Scholars, activists, and sports fans share their perspectives on the use of racist imagery in American society, touching on the long history of Native American cultural appropriation. Alessandra Link, a church attender, member of the Bible Study, and a scholar specializing in Indigenous histories, will lead a discussion after the screening.

Alessandra recently wrote a post on a history blog about the Indigenous names of Louisville’s city parks. It deals with some of the same themes addressed in the film: https://erstwhileblog.com/2017/12/06/whats-in-a-name-louisvilles-city-parks-as-sites-of-learning/.